The first (and nearly last time) I had a Long Island Iced Tea was with one of my brothers in the Florida Keys, nearly 30 years ago. They were so yummy, that I had 4! Little did I know, until much later in the evening, that these little buggers were made with at least 3 oz. of booze in each! Color me naive…not anymore! Can you say,”My brother carried me to the boat?” With that being said, I was very careful, but very happy, with Tarbell’s interpretation of this classic! No, I didn’t slug it all down, but the few lovely sips I had were just….lovely!
1/2 ounces Vodka
1/2 ounces Rum
1/2 ounces Gin
1/2 ounces Torres Orange Liqueur
1/2 ounces Alessio Vermouth Chinato
3/4 ounces Housemade Cola Syrup
(Note: Cola syrup can be found at your local grocery store.)
3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail mixer, and shake for 20 seconds.
2. Add ice and shake for another 20 seconds.
3. Strain into a Collins glass, filled with fresh ice.
4. Garnish with a lemon twist and mint.