This post is for all of the people out there that like a nice tasting, yet hard hitting drink. If you have never heard of a Long Island Ice Tea, don't worry, I hadn't either. Well I had heard about them, but never really knew what they were.
Before I go on with this post I want to issue a warning. Do not drink more than one of these your first time. With that said I will move on with the description.
A Long Island Ice Tea, if made properly, is a pint glass filed to the top with vodka, rum(white), tequila, and gin. As the glass is just about full, they dump in a splash of Triple Sec. Finally, just as the liquid reaches the brim, they put in a dash of cola, which pretty much just spills over the top of the glass. They shake it all up and everyone at the bar looks at you like you're insane. After watching it be prepared your first reaction is probably, "There is no way I can stomach this." However, after you start drinking it, you realize that it couldn't be easier to drink and is actually quite good. This is a problem and why I issued the warning. You also will not notice much of a buzz after you start drinking it and maybe even after you finish the drink. I assure you that it will catch up to you, so don't order any more! All of my warnings aside, this drink is fantastic. I usually hate to mix up my liquor, but this is a sure exception. It is by far the best mixed drink I have ever had and one that I will most certainly order next time I go to that bar. I suggest you do the same and make sure you ask them for the real Long Island Ice Tea. I have seen bars make very weak versions of the drink and they are ultimately disappointing by comparison. So do yourself a favor and grab yourself a real Long Island Ice Tea.