You can buy prepared simple syrup for this recipe, or make it yourself! Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat (1/2 cup of each will make a good amount). Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate; it will keep for several weeks.
- 1/2 cup tequila blanco (silver, blanco, or white)
- 1/2 cup white rum
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/2 cup gin
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup simple syrup (see Recipe Note)
- 1 1/2 cups cola soda
- Halved lemon slices for garnish
1 Mix and chill: Fill a large bowl with ice. Add the tequila, rum, vodka, gin, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup and stir until the mixture is well-chilled.
2 Strain the mixture into a pitcher and add the cola. Finish with a quick, short stir.
3 Serve: Pour individual drinks into highball or hurricane glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wedges. Feel free to top off with a splash of cola, if desired. Serve.
Texas Tea: Add 1/2 cup of your favorite bourbon whiskey to the recipe. (Strangely, one would think this would make it a Kentucky Tea?) Best sipped outside while doing absolutely nothing.
Long Beach Tea: Substitute cranberry juice for the cola for a fruitier and more intensely tart version of this cocktail. A novel option for backyard cookouts.