Long Island Iced Tea

long island iced tea
Joe | Last Updated: April 23, 2023
I'm Joe, a veteran bartender with over a decade in the industry and a burning passion for mixing drinks.

The Long Island Iced Tea cocktail is an official IBA cocktail that is typically made with vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin and a dash of cola.

Whilst this recipe may seem a little offputting due its many ingredients, it’s certainly worth it for the end result.

Follow the below steps to craft the perfect Long Island Iced Tea.


  • 22.5ml x vodka
  • 22.5ml x white rum
  • 22.5ml x silver tequila
  • 22.5ml x gin
  • 22.5ml x triple sec
  • 22.5ml simple syrup
  • 22.5ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Cola to top


  • Lemon wedge

How To Make

  1. Add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, triple sec, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a collins serving glass filled with ice
  2. Take your bar spoon and give it a brief stir
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge

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About The Long Island Iced Tea

The Long Island Iced Tea cocktail became popular back in the 1970s, and it’s remained a staple in any cocktail menu until today.

This delicious drink is not for the faint-hearted, as you can see by its booze-filled ingredients list.

It’s a knock-out drink that is dangerously tasty, so it’s wise not to underestimate this drink if you’re new to the Long Island Iced Tea game.

That said, a punchy drink does us all good once in a while, so don’t be afraid to give this recipe a go and enjoy the rewards.

If you’re not feeling up for the morning-after hangover, dial back the alcohol and use more cola as a top-up to calm it down a little.

Whatever tickles your fancy.