Electric Iced Tea (Cocktail)

Electric Iced Tea (cocktail) Recipe

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Vickie Parks


Similar to a Long Island Iced Tea, except no tequila. One version of the history of this drink is that in the 1950s, several women at a posh Long Island country club would meet in the bar after their tennis lessons. Since the bar wasn't yet opened to lunch customers, they'd slip behind the counter and add a little bit of the various liquors to their glasses. Their concoction looked a lot like iced tea, so they were able to enjoy their "iced tea" without raising suspicions. I'll leave it up to everyone to decide if that's the true history. I prefer to believe it, even if just for a few giggles.

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1 cocktail
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


1/2 oz
1/2 oz
1/2 oz
light rum
1/4 oz
triple sec or cointreau
3 oz
prepared sweet-and-sour mix
4 oz
coca-cola soda
ice cubes
1 slice
lime or lemon, for garnish (optional)


1Fill a highball glass with ice.
2Add vodka, gin, rum, Triple Sec or Cointreau and the sweet and sour mix, in that order.
3Add enough cola to almost reach the top of the glass.
4Garnish with a slice of lime or lemon.

About Electric Iced Tea (Cocktail)

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Low Sodium