Well thank the lord its Friday again!!
Here’s a little early pick me up for everyone facing those last few hours of slavery…
This week I’m championing the Long Island Iced Tea, basically as it’s one of the most lethal combinations of alcohol and I absolutely LOVE it!
It contains a mixture of vodka, rum, gin, tequila and triple sec (Cointreau), muddled together with ice and topped up with Coke. Dangerous right??
It’s normally served in a chilled tall glass as it’s another long cocktail just like last weeks Bellini.
There are a few variations of the recipe, but most have equal parts of all five spirits shaken with ice, lemon juice and sugar syrup.
The glass is filled with ice, before being topped up with Coke (regular/diet/pepsi whatever takes your fancy!) and then slowly the mixture is poured in to give the double layer effect, and garnished with a lemon.
There are even more variations where some of the spirits are substituted for others, for instance the Tennessee Iced tea substitutes tequila for Jack Daniels, definitely one I’d be interested in trying!
(you can find a whole list of inspiration on wikipedia!)
Hope you enjoy the cocktail posts, what are your favourite cocktails??
I will certainly be looking forward to one of these this weekend!