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Two glasses of long island iced tea with mint, lemon and lime.

Long Island Iced Tea

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  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 8oz drinks 1x


Our version of homemade Long Island Iced Tea is cola free and made with actual brewed black tea instead of cola. It's full of citrus and flavor, and it's strong. With four types of liquor, this is definitely not a standard weeknight drink, but it's perfect for summer parties with friends and family. 


  • 2 oz orange juice, freshly squeezed or store bought
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 3/4 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz white rum
  • 3/4 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened black iced tea 


  1. If you're squeezing your own citrus, then get that step out of the way first. 
  2. Load up your cocktail shaker with plenty of ice, then add all of the liquids (2 oz orange juice, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 oz agave nectar, 3/4 oz gin, 3/4 oz white rum, 3/4 oz vodka, 3/4 oz silver tequila, 1/2 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec, 1/2 cup unsweetened black iced tea) and give your shaker a vigorous shake. As a general rule of thumb, we typically shake for about 15 seconds, or until the entire cocktail shaker is cold to the touch.
  3. Pour over ice into a glass, garnish with fresh citrus (optional) and start sipping!


Feel free to use freshly brewed or store-bought black tea. You can also use sweetened black tea, but in this case, you may want to omit the agave.

Don't have every liquor listed here? Feel free to leave it out or substitute it with something else.

We highly recommend freshly squeezing your citrus – it makes a big difference in the freshness and flavor. 

Top with sparkling water or soda to add carbonation in place of cola.

To make a pitcher version, multiply each ingredient serving size by 4-6. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Drink
  • Calories: 174
  • Sugar: 12.5 g
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g