Long Island Iced Tea

June 30, 2020

Not for the faint-hearted, this booze-fuelled cocktail pretty much contains most of the what’s in your liquor cabinet!

According to Wikipedia, Robert “Rosebud” Butt (any relation to Seymour?) claims to have invented the Long Island iced tea as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink with Triple Sec in 1972 while he worked at the on Long Island, New York.

A slightly different drink is claimed to have been invented in the 1920s during the prohibition period in the US by an “Old Man Bishop” in a local community named Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee. The drink was then perfected by Ransom Bishop, Old Man Bishop’s son. This drink included Whiskey and Maple Syrup and varied quantities of the five liquors, rather than the modern one with cola and five equal portions of the five liquors.

Nevertheless, an ice-cold Long Island Iced Tea is refreshing and sure to blow your socks off! So how do we make one?? Simple!


  • 20ml of Death Gin
  • 20ml of Vodka
  • 20ml of White Rum
  • 20ml of Blanco Tequila
  • 20ml of Triple Sec
  • 20ml of Sour Mix: fresh lime juice and simple syrup in equal parts.
  • Cola
  • Ice



  1. Combine all the alcoholic ingredients into a shaker with some ice.
  2. Shake like mad for 15 seconds.
  3. Add some ice to a highball glass and strain the liquor into it.
  4. As a last step, gently top with cola which makes it look like tea.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge and enjoy.


Note: We DO NOT condone the use of plastic straws.

Ingredient list

Death Gin
White Rum
Blanco Tequila
Triple Sec
Lime Juice
Simple Syrup
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