side view of long island iced tea garnished with fresh lemon and mint

Long Island Iced Tea

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 8oz drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


Our version of homemade Long Island Iced Tea is made with actual brewed black tea instead of traditional cola. It’s a bit less sweet (in a good way!), citrusy and NOT for the faint-hearted. With four types of liquor, this is definitely not a standard weeknight drink, but it’s perfect for end-of-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. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. 
  2. Add all liquids to the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. 
  3. Pour into a highball glass filled about halfway with ice. 
  4. Optional: garnish with fresh citrus and sip slowly!


Feel free to use freshly brewed or store-bought black tea.

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

Keywords: long island iced tea