Long Island Iced Tea is a classic cocktail known for its rich taste and high alcohol content. It is said to have been invented in Long Island, New York during the Prohibition era in the 1920s, when bartenders tried to hide the taste of alcohol in mixtures of tea and other ingredients.
The recipe for Long Island Iced Tea varies slightly, but typically includes vodka, gin, rum, tequila and triple sec (an orange liqueur) along with a mixture of lemon juice and cola. The result is a rich and delicious cocktail that can be enjoyed as a drink or as a festive cocktail.
To hit the perfect Long Island Iced Tea, use freshly squeezed lemon juice and lots of ice, for the best taste. Although it's a simple drink, it's important to measure the ingredients accurately to get the right balance of flavors.
Also remember that Long Island Iced Tea is a strong drink, so drink it in moderation and enjoy it responsibly.
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