Long Island Iced Tea - ☺♥

Long Island Iced Tea

When you want to get smacked quickly this is the drink to make. It works. Drink more than one and you will become unreliable …

The recipe below is okay but I like to use lime instead of lemon and I add a teaspoon of sugar.

Makes two drinks.


2 cups crushed ice

1 ounce vodka

1 ounce gin

1 ounce light rum

1 ounce white/light tequila

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon (or lime) juice

1/2 cup cola, or to taste

2 lemon (or lime) wedges

1 tsp. sugar (optional)


Put all of the ingredients except the cola and lemon/lime wedges into a cocktail shaker.

Cover and shake vigorously to combine and chill.

Pour the mixture, ice and all, into 2 glasses or beer mugs that have been chilled in the freezer and top off with the cola.

Garnish with lemon/lime wedges.


Pretty soon the world is a softer, nicer place, kind of fuzzy at the edges.

Declare success!

My memory of the best Long Island Iced Tea I ever drank is one of more pucker power than this recipe provides. Basically that means some fresh lemon or lime juice should be added until the desired result is obtained. Have fun experimenting!