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is: The Classic Long Island Iced Tea: A Timeless Cocktail with a Twistffed Avocado with Chicken Salad Recipe

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The Long Island Iced Tea, often described as a deceptively innocent concoction, is an iconic cocktail known for its delightful blend of multiple spirits and refreshing taste. Despite its name, this beloved drink doesn’t contain any tea at all. Instead, it marries vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple sec, resulting in a potent yet surprisingly smooth libation. In this article, we’ll explore the history of the Long Island Iced Tea and provide a step-by-step guide on how to craft this timeless classic with a modern twist.

Historical Context

The origins of the Long Island Iced Tea are somewhat shrouded in mystery. It’s widely believed that this cocktail was created in the 1970s on Long Island, New York. The story goes that a bartender, keen on clearing out his bar’s surplus of spirits, devised this clever drink, aiming to replicate the appearance of iced tea. Its deceptive simplicity soon caught the attention of cocktail enthusiasts across the nation, and it became a staple in bars and restaurants.

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  • Cocktail shaker

  • Jigger

  • Collins glass

  • Bar spoon

  • Citrus juicer

  • Ice tray

  • Knifee and cutting board

  • Mixing bowl

  • Spoon

  • Fork

  • Citrus juicer

  • Small whisk


  • ipe avocados

  • 2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced

  • 1/2 cup red bell

  • 1/2 ounce vodka

  • 1/2 ounce white rum

  • 1/2 ounce gin

  • 1/2 ounce tequila

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec (orange liqueur)

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

  • 1 ounce cola

  • Lemon wheel and maraschino cherry for garnish

  • Ice cubes

  • Collins glasspepper, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Fill Collins glass with ice.
Mix spirits, lemon, and syrup.
Shake vigorously and strain.
Top with cola, garnish.
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