Long island iced tea is a popular drink from the USA. There are two theories about its origin. Either it was made by Robert "Rosebud" Butt,bartender at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island in New York. to a competitioni 1972.
The other theory is that it was invented by a man, who was called Old Man Bishop, in the 1920s during prohibition. Cocktails were popular at the time, as they were used to mask the smell of alcohol in bars. Long island iced tea became popular because drinkers could claim to be drinking tea, as long as the prohibition police didn't get too close! Old Man Bishop lived in another place called Long Island, but it was in Tennessee. It was his son, Ransom, who perfected the recipe - some 20 years later, when his father died. It is his version that has become the drink as we know it today.
1 cl of gin
1 cl white rum
1 cl of tequila
1 cl of vodka
1 cl triple sec
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mix everything in a long drink glass with ice and top up with Coca Cola. Garnish with a slice of lime.
If you are extra alert, you might notice that we have one bottle too many in the rack. We use 1 cl baccardi razz in addition.
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