Drink Life Beverages

The Long Island Iced Tea

It’s a deceptively devilish concoction of four unaged spirits including tequila, vodka, rum and gin mixed

The most recent is Robert “Rosebud” Butt (otherwise known as Bob Butt – but what’s in a

While working at a Long Island nightclub in the 1970s, he created the Long Island Iced Tea

Triple Sec had to be included, and the bottles started flying

By the mid-1970s, every bar on Long Island was serving up this innocent-looking cocktail, and by

And then again, a LIIT recipe reappeared in the 1966 American Home All-Purpose Cookbook

Maybe he was flipping through his mom’s cookbooks for ideas before the cocktail contest?

Laying aside the plagiarism issues, Butt can be lauded for popularizing the drink

The other origin story has much more intrigue set in Prohibition times

In January, The New York Times predicted that retro cocktails, like the LIIT and Blue Lagoon, would

Bless the craft cocktail movement – it embraces and elevates, even the uncool

Preparation: Add everything but the cola to a shaker with ice and shake to chill