Drink Recipe:: Long Island Iced Tea

by Negronis Greg

The Long Island Iced Tea is a classic cocktail that packs quite a punch. Despite its name, it doesn't actually contain any tea at all. Instead, it's a delicious blend of several different types of liquor and mixers.

So, where did this potent cocktail come from? The exact origin story of the Long Island Iced Tea is a bit unclear, but it's believed to have been created in the 1970s by a bartender in Long Island, New York. The recipe has evolved over the years, but the basic idea has remained the same: a boozy mix of several different liquors with a splash of cola for color.

So, what's in a Long Island Iced Tea? Here's the recipe:

To make it, simply add all the liquors and sour mix to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of cola and garnish with a lemon wedge.

As you can see, the Long Island Iced Tea is not a drink for the faint of heart! It's definitely one of the stronger cocktails out there. But if you're in the mood for something potent, it's definitely worth trying.

So who makes the best Long Island Iced Tea? That's a tough question, as it's a classic cocktail that's served in many bars and restaurants around the world. However, one person who is known for crafting excellent Long Island Iced Teas is mixologist Dale DeGroff. He's known as "King Cocktail" and has worked in some of the most famous bars in the world, including the Rainbow Room in New York City. You can check out his website here: https://kingcocktail.com/

As for pairing suggestions, the Long Island Iced Tea is a drink that's best enjoyed on its own or with some simple bar snacks. Its strong flavor can overpower more delicate dishes, so stick to salty or savory foods like popcorn, nuts, or cheese plates. And of course, be sure to drink responsibly!

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