Created on July 18, 2023

The Long Island Iced Tea has absolutely no right being as good as it is. You'd get drunk just looking at the liquors going into it, but somehow it's so delicious, and exactly what we need from time to time.

So I'm going to teach you exactly how to make the perfect Long Island Iced Tea cocktail with this straightforward, no-fuss recipe, but be warned. This drink is way too boozy, delicious, and easy to down, and a guaranteed hangover the next day. With that out of the way, let's get into it!

refreshing. long island iced tea cocktail with large, clear ice cubes and a lime wheel garnish on a bar in soft sunlight


  • ¾ Ounce Vodka
  • ¾ Ounce Gin
  • ¾ Ounce White Rum
  • ¾ Ounce Silver Tequila
  • ¾ Ounce Triple Sec
  • ¾ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • ¾ Ounce Lemon Juice
  • Cola (to top)
  • Lemon Wheel (garnish)


  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Pour the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, simple syrup, and lemon juice into the shaker.
  3. Shake for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain into a Collins glass or Hurricane glass, filled with ice.
  5. Top with cola to taste, and add a lime wedge for garnish.
  6. Enjoy!


  • This drink is trashy and proud, and most places you'll find this drink will make it with sweet-and-sour mix (if you use it, 1 ounce works well). They still taste great, and save you lots of effort, but fresh lemon juice really does add that extra kick to it, so play around with it!

  • If you wanted to be a little more responsible, or just don't like your liquor as much, drop down to half an ounce for each of your liquors.

  • This drink also works great stirred, and saves you a little bit more effort. Your simple syrup may not mix quite as well, but after your first couple, you'll probably be too drunk to tell anyway.

  • If you love a good Long Island Iced Tea, have a look at the Adios, Motherfucker next! It's got just as much alcohol, but it's blue!

What's A Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail Made Of?

Long Island Iced Teas are big, boozy drinks. They boast an impressive lineup of vodka, gin, white rum, silver tequila, and triple sec. These are followed up by simple syrup, lemon juice, and cola. The amounts of each of these ingredients are varied greatly, and it really depends on how you want it to taste.

Usually, there are equal parts of all the liquors, as well as the simple syrup and lemon juice. Some people like just a splash of cola for the color, but others will have 2 or more ounces of cola on their drink. It's completely up to you to find what you like best, so make a few, and find out!

Does A Long Island Iced Tea Get You Drunk?

The Long Island Iced Tea will get you unbelievably drunk. Depending on where you get it from, you're getting anywhere between 2 and 4 standard drinks in a single Long Island Iced Tea, and they go down surprisingly well. Please drink responsibly.