The Original Long Island Ice Tea Recipe

Created by Bob Butt (what a name) in 1972, this drink was an entry into an orange liqueur mixing contest. The Long Island carries on the tradition of naming east coast cocktails after regions of New York and specifically gets its name from the fact that Mr. Butt was working at a bar in Long Island at the time.

Long Island Ice Tea Cocktail
Long Island Ice Tea Cocktail


  • 45 mls (1.5 oz) White Rum
  • 45 mls (1.5 oz) Coke
  • 45 mls (1.5 oz) Reposado Tequila
  • 45 mls (1.5 oz) Vodka
  • 45 mls (1.5 oz) Dry Gin
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Lemon Juice
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Orange Liqueur


Add ice to the serving glass. Combine all the ingredients in the serving glass. Give the drink a couple turns to chill and mix.

ABV = 29%

Originated from New York NY, USA

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