Long Island iced tea

11 July 2017 by
First published: 24 July 2017

Treat yourself to a well-deserved tipple with this Long Island iced tea.

Long Island iced tea is the perfect summer treat – and this version packs a slightly healthier punch. ‘For this recipe I put a healthy spin on a traditional American classic by adding cold brewed iced tea to the cocktail, instead of Cola. Not only is it refreshing, but it’s perfect for cooling down on a hot summer’s day,’ says chef and food entrepreneur James Strawbridge. ‘It’s so easy to create a non-alcoholic version too – just add fresh peach and orange juice for even more flavor!’ he says. ‘Long Island Iced Tea’s are perfect for barbecues,’ James adds. ‘Serve your cocktail with Carob glazed burgers – adding a little more sweetness to a British summertime tradition.’

Sugar comparison (per 235g serving)

194 calories

7.3g sugar


Traditional Long Island Ice Tea:

463 calories

16.8g sugar


15ml Vodka

15ml gin

15ml white rum

15ml orange liqueur

15ml tequila

15ml lemon juice

1tsp Clarks Carob Syrup

Iced tea – top up

Glass of ice

1 spring of rosemary

1 orange slice


For a lower sugar Long Island Iced Tea prepare your own iced tea in advance by leaving 2-4 bags of classic black tea in an airtight container with 1 litre of cold water for 12 hours.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all the ingredients. Shake hard to mix and chill.

Pour the whole drink including the ice into a highball glass and top with your traditional cold brewed iced tea.

Garnish with a thin slice of orange and a sprig of rosemary.

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