The Long Island Iced Tea is a widely known drink and a top seller. The cocktail is enjoyed by many, being one of the most consumed drinks in the world. And you too can easily serve this long drink in your establishment!
Where does the Long Island Iced Tea come from?
The American Robert "Rosebud" Butt claims to have invented the Long Island Iced Tea while taking part in a cocktail competition. He had to invent a new cocktail with triple sec. But other stories are also circulating! It is said that the drink was invented much earlier during the Prohibition in the United States, around the 1920s, by Old Man Bishop in a local Long Island community in Kingsport Tennesee. After this, the drink would be perfected even further by his son Ransom Bishop. They used whiskey, maple syrup, vodka, gin, tequila and rum.
Today, most Long Island Iced Teas are based on Butt's recipe.
If there is one cocktail that has many legendary stories behind it, it is the Long Island Iced Tea. This long drink has a slightly higher alcohol content than most cocktails. Knowing all the ingredients in this drink, it's no surprise. It consists of white rum, vodka, triple sec, tequila, gin, lemon, coca cola and ice.
Although the name might lead you to believe that there is also ice tea in your glass, nothing could be further from the truth. The Long Island Iced Tea was named after its looks and taste. The colour of the drink and the lime/lemon finish remind you of the popular soft drink ice tea.
Serve the Long Island Iced Tea in your establishment
This American long drink is delicious on its own, but can also be perfectly combined with many dishes. Serve it in your establishment and combine it with a traditional burger and fries. Or choose a light salad, which is easy to digest.
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