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Awesome, lov it!
I made it to take to see the movie Get Out in the park because we wanted to simulate what they drank in the movie but with a little more punch! This was perfect!! It went down nice and easy and had just the right amount of punch. I made a little too much but it lasted in the refrigerator for several days.It didn’t taste like alcohol at all, so be careful!
How can it be made ahead where of time? I’ve got a crowd of 60 and I would like to put it in a large glass dispenser?
Hi Annette, mix the liquor and the simple syrup ahead of time. When it’s time for your party, add the ice and cola.
Can you just add cola with Long Island Iced Tea and not the other Alcohol
Hi Christina, “Long Island Iced Tea” is an alcoholic drink. Without the alcohol it’s just coca cola and lemon juice.
don’t forget the electric lemonade that’s made with blue curacao instead of triple sec (the taste is exactly the same but the bright blue color is nice). a perfectly made long island really does taste like tea and should never taste of alcohol, unless you’re planning on it being an early night. i don’t chill mine, i just build them over ice and give it a shake at the end to mix everything before the shot of cola. be very wary about making them by the pitcher, it’s easy for the servings (and thus your gathering) to get out of hand.
The first time I had a Long Island iced tea I was living in Boston, right out of college. I was at a bar, totally clueless about cocktails, and someone asked if I wanted a Long Island iced tea. “Sure!” I had no idea what made an iced tea from Long Island special, but whatever, I was game.
Oh, it was so good. It didn’t taste anything like iced tea though. Nor did it taste of alcohol. I seriously thought it was just a different kind of iced tea.
This was a problem. Being the lightweight I was, I could barely stand up from my chair after drinking that “iced tea”. LOL
Now that I’m older and a tiny bit wiser, I know better. It is a terribly delicious drink, and wonderfully refreshing. Thanks Garrett for reviving these memories. It was a pleasure to make and drink these with you!
Perfect timing for my barbecue this weekend!!! I appreciate the variations of the recipe also. A million thanks.