Long Island Iced Tea
Make the sour mix a day or two ahead of serving. If you're making cocktails for a crowd you might want to double or triple the sour mix. Make sure to have lots of ice & highball glasses on hand. A measure is also necessary for ensuring perfectly balanced cocktails.
Servings: 14 servings
SWEET & SOUR MIX (enough for 14 cocktails)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
ALCOHOL QUANTITIES FOR ONE COCKTAIL
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 oz tequila
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz triple sec (orange flavored liqueur)
- cola (as in coke-a-cola)
- lemon & lime slices, for garnish
To make the sweet & sour mix:
Combine sugar & water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil & let boil, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat & add strained juices. Pour into heatproof jars with screw-top lids; chill until ready to use.
Combine 2 oz of sweet & sour mix, with 1 oz of each alcohol in a cocktail shaker & shake vigorously for a few seconds. Pour into highball glasses filled with ice until 3/4 full (or straight into a highball glass); top with cola (about 2 oz). Add lemon & lime slices for garnish.
Store remaining sour mix in the fridge in a screw-top jar for up to 2 weeks.