Long Island Ice Tea – Make The Classic 1972 Bob Butt Recipe

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Long Island Ice Tea Cocktail
Long Island Ice Tea Cocktail

Created by Bob Butt 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 explicitly gets its name from the fact that Mr. Butt was working at a bar on Long Island.


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Long Island Ice Tea

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Learn how to make the a Long Island Ice Tea.


  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1.5 oz Vodka

  • 1.5 oz White Rum

  • 1.5 oz Dry Gin

  • 1.5 oz Reposado Tequila

  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur

  • 1.5 oz Coke


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


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