Electric Iced Tea
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Electric Iced Tea
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.94 / 5
The Electric Iced Tea cocktail is a refreshing and electrifying twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea. This cocktail is made by combining equal parts of vodka, white rum, ... more The Electric Iced Tea cocktail is a refreshing and electrifying twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea. This cocktail is made by combining equal parts of vodka, white rum, gin, and tequila, along with a dash of lime juice and a splash of orange liqueur. The addition of lemonade gives this drink a slightly sweet and tangy flavor, making it perfect for a hot summer day. The combination of spirits and citrus creates a complex yet balanced flavor profile, with hints of fruit and a slight herbal kick from the gin. The bright blue color of the drink adds to its appeal, making it a crowd favorite at parties and bars. Be careful though, as the Electric Iced Tea may be sweet and easy to drink, but it packs a powerful punch. Enjoy this fun and unique cocktail responsibly.
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8.75% | 2.63 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Electric Iced Tea lights up the palate with a spirited mix of spirits brightened by lemonade and a dash of lime, offering a refreshing yet strong sip. The Blue Curaçao adds a pop of color and a subtle bitter-orange flair, making it a visually appealing crowd-pleaser with a deceptive punch.

Method
How to make a Electric Iced Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice
Top up with the lemonade, give it a quick stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Electric Iced Tea to ensure the flavors are well-blended?

To ensure the flavors of the Electric Iced Tea are well-blended, fill your highball glass with ice, add all the spirits and lime dash, then top up with lemonade. Use a long spoon to stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 10-15 seconds. This method ensures the drink is cold and the ingredients are evenly distributed without diluting the cocktail too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Electric Iced Tea for maximum enjoyment?

The Electric Iced Tea is best served in a highball glass filled with ice to keep it cold. Garnish it with a slice of lime or lemon on the rim for an added citrus aroma which enhances the drink's flavors. Serve immediately after stirring to enjoy it at its coldest and most refreshing state.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I replace Blue Curaçao with something else in an Electric Iced Tea if I don't have it?

Yes, if you don't have Blue Curaçao, you can substitute it with Triple Sec for a similar citrus flavor profile, although this will change the color of the drink. To maintain the blue color, you could add a dash of blue food coloring to the Triple Sec. Note that the flavor may slightly vary from the original.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with Electric Iced Tea?

For Electric Iced Tea, a garnish of a lime wheel or lemon slice works well to complement the citrus notes in the cocktail. Additionally, a sprig of mint can add a refreshing aroma. The garnish not only adds to the presentation but also enhances the overall tasting experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Electric Iced Tea compare to other similar cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8.75%, the Electric Iced Tea is moderately strong compared to other highball cocktails. For example, a classic Long Island Iced Tea typically has a higher alcohol content due to the larger volume of spirits. Electric Iced Tea offers a slightly lighter alternative, making it suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink that is similarly refreshing.

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