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Late at night with a craving for a Long Island Iced Tea, I decided to look up the ingredients. Due to my somewhat limited bar collection, a Long Island was out of the question. But the the craving was still there, could I create a similar drink? That was the beginning of the Short Island Sweet Tea.

Step 1: Ingredients

  • White Rum: 1 oz.
  • Gin: 1 oz.
  • Vodka: 1 oz.
  • Simple Syrup (1 to 1 sugar to water ratio): 3/4 oz.
  • Coke: Top off to taste.

*The liquor brands are not very significant for the cocktail. Most of the burn associated with the liquors are masked when mixed together.

Step 2:

In an old fashioned glass, add in the spirits and simple syrup over 3 ice cubes.

Stir ingredients and top with coke.

If you desire a slightly less sweet variation:
  • cut a slice of lime
  • spritz some of the juice into the cocktail
  • rim the glass with the lime
  • add in the lime

Step 3:

And there you have it, the Short Island Sweet Tea!

Comment with your take on or modifications to this easy and delicious drink!

<p>Creative idea! Way to make it work with what you have :)</p>

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