Long Island Iced Tea And Its Different Variations!

Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most popular cocktails around the world. It is known for its complex recipe, super potent drink and different flavors it offers for its drinkers. 

Of course, when you mix so much liquors and liqueurs you get what you want. But that is not all.

This cocktail is able to give you both refreshment, and booze at the same time. 

So, what does it include? Vodka, Gin, White Rum, Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour mix and Coke.

Is that enough? Of course not, for a heavy boozer. That is why several variations came upon by adding or replacing ingredients from the original Long Island Iced Tea and all of those drinks are equally potent and interesting.

Lets see them!

AMF Drink:

Also known as the Adios Motherfucker drink (sorry for the name), and several other names like the Adios drink, Adios Mother f*cker drink, this variation replaces Triple Sec with Blue Curacao to give the classical Blue color to the cocktail.

Visit here for adios drink recipe.

Grateful dead drink:

Also known as the Black Widow, this drink replaces Triple Sec with Chambord Raspberry and replaces Coke with Sprite.

Read more on Grateful Dead drink here.

Tokyo Tea:

Tokyo tea replaces Triple Sec with Midori, a melon liqueur and adds Sprite instead of Coke. This is a green colored brilliant cocktail drink.

Other versions of Long Island Iced Tea are Texas Tea, Georgia Peach, Long Beach, LA water, Strong Island and much more.

Let’s see the differences here.

Basically, to understand this easily, remember this RULE.

All variations of Long Island Iced tea should have Tequila, Gin, Rum and Vodka as the primary Liquors in them. 

What differs is the use of Liqueurs and Mixers.

DRINK NAMELIQUEURMIXER
Long Island Iced TeaTriple SecSweet & Sour; Coke
AMF DrinkBlue CuracaoSprite
Grateful Dead DrinkRaspberry LiqueurSprite
Tokyo TeaTriple Sec; Melon LiqueurSweet & Sour; Sprite
LA Water DrinkTriple Sec; Raspberry Liqueur; Melon Liqueur; Blue CuracaoSweet & Sour
Long BeachTriple SecSweet & Sour; Cranberry Juice
Georgia PeachTriple Sec; Peach SchnappsSweet & Sour; Cranberry Juice
Strong IslandCointreauLemon Juice; Simple Syrup; Coke
Blue FrogTriple Sec; Blue CuracaoRed Bull
Ireland Iced TeaBlue Curacao; Melon LiqueurOrange Juice
Caribbean Iced TeaBlue CuracaoCoconut Syrup; Pineapple Juice

The Texas Tea Recipe is similar to Long Island Iced tea with only the addition of Whiskey into it, making it even more potent.