Long Island Ice Tea

Having only been invented 45 years ago, the Long Island ice tea is one of the youngest, widely-known cocktails. Made with vodka, rum, tequila and gin, it’s perfect for sipping on slowly on a hot summers day.

Ingredients (makes a jug of 4 cocktails)

  • 50ml vanilla vodka
  • 50ml dry gin
  • 50ml tequila
  • 50ml rum
  • 50ml triple sec
  • 75ml fresh lime juice
  • 500ml cola
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges


  1. Pour the vodka, gin, tequila, rum and triple sec into a 1.5L jug then stir in the lime juice.
  2. Half fill the jug with ice, then stir with a long-handled spoon until the outside of the jug feels cold.
  3. Add the cola, then stir again and drop in the limes wedges.
  4. Fill 4 glasses with some more ice and pour in the tea.

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