Sunday, November 18, 2012

Prohibition Era Cocktails: The "Long Island Iced Tea" the roaring 1920's version.

Prohibition Era Cocktails & Vintage Mixed Drinks.

The "Long Island Iced Tea" the roaring 1920's version.

This original drink in the 20's is slightly different form todays version, but just as potent. The story goes that a man by the name of Old Man Bishop, who was from Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Then Old Man Bishops son, Ransom Bishop went on to add to the long island iced tea recipe.  The modern Long Island Iced Tea recipe uses cola and 4 equal parts of the modern 4 liquors, vodka, tequila, gin and rum. The 5th being triple sec or other orange flavored liqueur.

Note: We are currently researching the exact recipe

Original Long Island Iced Tea Recipe Ingredients:

  • Whiskey
  • Maple Syrup
  • varied quantities of the 5 liquors

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into a long glass.

photo of Long Island Iced Tea
Long Island Iced Tea.

Random Note: TGI Friday's claimed that it was involved with creating the Long Island Iced Tea.

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