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Frozen Long Island Iced Tea

Watch out: This is a strong one. Long Island iced tea is a super-charged combination of five liquors topped with a splash of cola. Try to limit your guests to two each. They’re potent—and really easy to drink, especially on a hot summer day.–Jessie Cross

LC Bad, Bad Blender Drink Note

Umbrella-bedecked blender drinks don’t get much boozier than this riff on the traditional Long Island iced tea, that raid-the-liquor-cabinet classic that packs a doozy of a wallop. The thing is, this cockamamy combination of liquors actually tastes fairly innocuous. And therein lies the danger. (Tell us we’re not the only ones to have come to this realization much, much too late for our own good.) This blender drink is no more virtuous. Oh, hey, do you like the use of the skinny wooden part of the umbrella as a skewer for the garnish?

Frozen Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 cups sour mix
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 12-ounce can cola
  • Fresh lemon slices or orange wedges and maraschino cherries skewered on paper umbrellas (optional garnish)

Directions

  • 1. Dump 2 cups ice, the sour mix, vodka, gin, light rum, tequila, and triple sec in the blender. Blend until slushy, adding more ice if needed.
  • 2. Divvy the slush between 2 tall glasses and top off each with a splash of cola, reserving the rest of the can of cola for another use. If desired, garnish each Long Island iced tea with lemon slices or orange wedges and maraschino cherries skewered on paper umbrellas. Serve immediately.
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