The Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail originating from the United States. The origin of this refreshing cocktail is somewhat disputed, with some believing it originated in Long Island, Tennessee whilst others believe it was invented in Long Island, New York.

One theory is that it was created in the 1920s by Charlie Bishop during prohibition in Kingsport, Tennessee. Another theory claims that it was invented 50 years later in Long Island, New York by Robert “Rosebud” Butt in the 1970s as part of a contest.

Due to the number of mixers used in the preparation of a Long Island Iced Tea, the alcohol content is significantly higher than most other cocktails. Please enjoy this cocktail responsibly!


–              15ml gin

–              15ml vodka

–              15ml white rum

–              15ml tequila

–              15ml Cointreau

–              25ml lemon juice

–              Cola

–              Lemon slice


1.            Fill a Collins glass with ice to chill.

2.            Add the gin, vodka, tequila, white rum, Cointreau and lemon juice to glass.

3.            Add cola and stir.

4.            Garnish with a lemon slice.

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