15ml Triple Sec
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
Add all ingredients in the order listed over cubed ice in a highball glass. Once built top with cola to taste.
While the traditional recipe calls for the spirits to be mixed by building them in the glass, we’d recommend first shaking the spirits, liqueur and lemon juice. This is a light shake to better combine the flavours and create a colour that resembles an iced tea along with a more consistent taste for the finished drink.
ABOUT THE LONG ISLAND ICED TEA
There are two camps when it comes to the Long Island Iced Tea recipe – those that love the boozy concoction and those that feel it’s just a bit too much (alcohol/flavour wise) for a cocktail. We fall into the former camp, the reason being that on paper the Long Island Iced Tea shouldn’t work but for some reason, it just does!
There are two common recipes for this cocktail – the one listed above is the original – which uses lemon juice (and occasionally lime juice and sugar syrup as extra additions) and another which swaps out these ingredients in favour of a sweet and sour mix.