Introduction: Bartending for Beginner: Long Island Iced Tea

Despite what the name implies, long island iced tea is a very popular drinking in many tropical locations do to its tasty flavors while not tasting overpowered. Because this drink utilizes the five whites, it does take some time to prepare. so far far out of all the drinks that I have made for this series this will definitely take the longest. However, the work that you put into it definitely pays off as this is one of my favorite drinks.

Step 1: Supplies

For this cocktail you'll need several supplies. This cocktail utilizes the for whites: tequila, vodka, white rum, triple sec, and gin. You also need lemon juice simple syrup in a color of your choosing. Finally, you will need a shaker to mix it up in and some ice to both make it and serve it.

Step 2: Add Ingredients to the Shaker

The first step because this is a shaken not stirred drink, if to fill up a glass with ice help cool the drink while it's being made. After the glass is full of ice you can begin by pouring the for whites which are as follows: tequila, vodka, white rum, triple sec, and gin. All of these will receive 3/4 of an ounce. You also add to the shaker 1.25 ounces of lemon juice either bottled or fresh squeezed and one and a half ounces of simple syrup. Once these are all in the shaker close it up and shake until mixed.

Step 3: Serving

Once all of the liquors have been mixed, you are just about ready to serve this drink. Before you do however, fill your glass that you will be serving this drink in halfway up with ice. Strain your shaker into the glass and then top the glass off with your Cola. Some people choose to garnish this drink with a lemon wedge but personally I feel like the lemon juice in the drink already adds a nice flavor.

Step 4: Enjoy!

You have now finished what I personally think is one of the tastiest cocktails around. While it takes some time to make, it is definitely worth the effort and you and your guests are sure to enjoy this one. Thanks for reading!