Iced tea cocktail is a very popular mixed drink which is prepared by mixing most of the clear liqueurs and alcohols like gin, tequila, white rum, vodka and triple sec. Apart from alcohols, either cola or a lemon-lime soda is also added to the concoction to make it look like an iced tea.
Traditionally, the iced tea cocktail is prepared by mixing all the clear alcohols with cola; however, numerous variations of it have been formulated which even calls for incorporation of ingredients like blue curacao liqueur and Midori melon liqueur. Although an iced tea cocktail looks like a girl’s drink, you must be aware that it has very deceiving looks.
With the incorporation of 4-5 alcohols, an iced tea cocktail becomes very strong and some people even fail to handle more than 1 glass of it. So, if you have the guts and endurance power, you can try some of these gorgeous iced tea cocktails.
Iced Tea Cocktail
1 oz. of brandy ½ oz. of freshly extracted lime juice 1 oz. of dark rum 1 cup of cold tea 1 oz. of triple sec 1 oz. of fresh orange juice 1 lime wheel, for garnishing 1- 1 ½ oz. of cola
1 cocktail stirrer 1 knife 1 highball glass 1 ice spade 1 citrus press 1 jigger
Prepare 1 cup of black tea in your tea maker and then pop it into the freezer for a few minutes or until it turns very cold. In the meantime, take a fresh lime and cut it in half. Drop one of the halves into a citrus press and cut out a wheel of lime from the other halve. Once done, press down the citrus press handles to extract out ½ oz. of fresh lime juice from it.
After that, take a highball glass and fill it up almost entirely with ice cubes. Once filled, pour the extracted lime juice into the glass and then pour the triple sec, brandy and dark rum one after the other. Next, cut an orange and squeeze out 1 oz. of fresh juice from it.
Add the orange juice to the concoction and then pour the cold tea. Finally, fill up the empty portion of the glass with the cola. Stir the drink lightly with a cocktail stirrer and then serve the drink by garnishing it with a wheel of lime.
Electric Iced Tea Cocktail
½ oz. of light rum 1 oz. of blue curacao liqueur ½ oz. of tequila A splash of 7 up or lemon-lime soda 1 fresh maraschino cherry ½ oz. of vodka ½ oz. of gin 1 oz. of sweet and sour mix
1 highball glass 1 ice spade 1 jigger 1 cocktail stirrer
Prepare this drink by building it. For that, throw some ice cubes into a highball glass so that it is entirely filled up with the ice cubes. Then fetch a jigger and pour ½ of gin in that. Once done, transfer the entire content of the jigger into the glass and then repeat the same process to measure out the vodka, light rum and tequila. Once all the alcohols are measured, pour them one by one into the glass.
After that, fetch the bottle of sweet and sour and pour 1 oz. worth of it into the glass. Finally, pour 1 oz. of blue curacao liqueur into the glass. Then drop a fresh maraschino cherry into the glass to garnish the drink with it and then serve it immediately.
Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail
½ oz. of tequila ½ oz. of vodka 2 oz. of sweet and sour mix 1 wheel of lime, for garnishing ½ oz. of gin A dash of cola ½ oz. of rum
1 highball glass 1 jigger 1 long straw 1 knife 1 ice spade
Fill up a highball glass almost up to the rim with ice cubes and then set it aside. After that, pour ½ oz. of triple sec into a jigger. Once done, pour that into the highball glass containing the ice cubes. Next, measure out ½ oz. each of vodka, gin, tequila and rum with the help of the jigger. Then pour all the ingredients into the glass.
Follow that by adding 2 oz. of sweet and sour mix to the drink. Once added, stir the mixture lightly and then add a dash of cola at the top to impart an iced tea look. Finally, cut out a slice of lime and slit it halfway through the center. Attach the lime wheel to the rim of the glass to garnish the drink and then serve it.
Tokyo Iced Tea
½ oz. of light rum 1 oz. of lemon-lime soda ½ oz. of Midori melon liqueur ½ oz. of vodka 1 maraschino cherry, for garnishing 2 oz. of sweet and sour mix 1 wedge of lime, for garnishing ½ oz. of gin
1 highball glass 1 jigger 1 bar skewer 1 knife 1 ice spade
Pick up some ice cubes with the help of an ice spade and then drop them into a highball glass. After that, take a jigger and pour the vodka into it so that you get ½ oz. of it. Once poured, pour that into the glass over the ice cubes and then follow that by adding ½ oz. each of light rum, gin and Midori melon liqueur.
Next, add 2 oz. of sweet and sour mix to the drink. Finally, top the drink with 1 oz. of lemon-lime soda and then serve the gorgeous drink with a wedge of lime and a maraschino cherry attached to a bar skewer.
Alaskan Iced Tea
2/3rd oz. of vodka 1 oz. + ½ oz. of sweet and sour mix 2/3rd oz. of light rum 1oz. + ½ oz. of blue curacao liqueur 1 wedge of lime, for garnishing 2/3rd oz. of gin A dash of lemon-lime soda 1 fresh maraschino cherry, for garnishing
1 bar spoon 1 ice spade 1 highball glass 1 jigger
To build this drink, put some ice cubes into a highball glass and then take a jigger. Use the jigger to measure out 2/3rd oz. each of vodka, gin and light rum. Once done, pour the alcohols into the glass over the ice cubes. After that, measure out 1 ½ oz. of sweet and sour mix with the jigger and then add that to the mixture.
Next, take 1 ½ oz. of blue curacao liqueur in the jigger and dump it into the glass over the other ingredients. Finally, add a splash of lemon-lime soda to the concoction and then serve the drink with a fresh maraschino cherry and a wedge of lime.