Long Island Iced Tea

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 serving

Updated: May. 25, 2023
It's easy to customize Long Island iced tea ingredients to suit your tastes. For instance, try adjusting the tequila. If you like a bolder flavor, use one ounce. If you would prefer a more mellow drink, then use a half ounce in this Long Island recipe.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups ice cubes
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 to 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1/2 ounce cola


  1. Place ice in a Collins or highball glass. Pour the remaining ingredients into the glass; stir.

Long Island Iced Tea Tips

What variations can you make on Long Island iced tea?

You can make it a Tokyo Iced Tea by subbing in Midori (a melon liqueur) for the Triple Sec and 7Up for the cola. Or, consider a refreshing New England Iced Tea or tropical-inspired Rum Runner.

How do you make a pitcher of Long Island iced tea?

Just increase the quantities to make a larger batch of drinks. To keep things fresh, mix a batch of your liquor "starter," then pour it over ice and add cola to taste. This way each guest can customize their cocktail. And store lemons the right way so you have plenty of fresh wedges on hand for a bit of added zip!

How do you make Long Island iced tea stronger?

You could tailor the drink with a bit more rum or vodka for a stronger taste. You could cut down the sour mix a bit and fortify the drink with a lemon-infused vodka. But this drink already packs a heck of a punch! To make it less strong, increase the cola, or let it melt and mellow a bit over plenty of ice before you start sippin’.

Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 330 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.