Strange that this drink is called iced tea when there is no tea in it. Some say it is because it tastes similar to iced tea but I beg to disagree. Long Island iced tea tastes nothing like the common iced tea whether the iced tea is made from brewed tea leaves or powdered mix.
Long Island iced tea and the common iced tea share one similarity though — the amber color of the drink. Other than that, Long Island iced tea is a drink in a league of its own. A highball made with four potent spirits — gin, vodka, tequila, rum — and a liqueur — peach schnapps — in equal parts. Add sour mix, cola and ice and you have a glass of Long Island iced tea.
What makes our Long Island iced tea different from others?
The sour mix. Normally, sour mix is made by mixing simple syrup (a.k.a. simply sugar) with lemon or lime juice. Speedy makes his sour mix by mixing together honey and lime juice cordial. Pretty neat.
- 1/2 oz. of tequila
1/2 oz. of gin
1/2 oz. of vodka
1/2 oz. of rum
1/2 oz. of peach schnapps
1 to 1 and 1/2 oz. of sour mix
- Pour the tequila, gin, vodka, rum, peach schnapps and sour mix into a tall glass. Add ice. Mix. Add enough cola to fill the glass. Serve.
Cooking time (duration): 2 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 1