Long Beach Ice Tea
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Long Beach Ice Tea
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The Long Beach Ice Tea is a variant of the classic Long Island Iced Tea, swapping out cola for cranberry juice which lends a tart sweetness and a distinctive reddish ... more The Long Beach Ice Tea is a variant of the classic Long Island Iced Tea, swapping out cola for cranberry juice which lends a tart sweetness and a distinctive reddish hue to the cocktail. It combines a robust blend of spirits — vodka, white rum, dry gin, tequila reposado, and coffee liqueur — with the zesty tang of lime juice and a touch of sugar syrup to balance the flavors. Typically served in a highball glass, this refreshing, fruit-forward cocktail offers a complex, layered taste experience that is both potent and pleasing to the palate. It's a perfect choice for those who enjoy the kick of a traditional Long Island but are looking for a fruitier twist.
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Vodka
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Lemon
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15% | 2.7 units *

Method
How to make a Long Beach Ice Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Pour into a tall glass
Garnish with a lemon slice and serve
~ I suggest between half a shot to a shot of each alcohol. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Long Beach Ice Tea?

A Long Beach Ice Tea is best served in a highball glass filled with ice. Pour the mixed ingredients over the ice and garnish with a slice of lime or lemon for a refreshing touch. It's a perfect serve for those who enjoy their cocktails cold and vibrant.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any of the spirits in a Long Beach Ice Tea?

Yes, you can make substitutions based on your preferences or availability. For a milder taste, you might use a lower-proof vodka or rum. If you're out of tequila reposado, a blanco tequila could work in a pinch, although it will slightly alter the cocktail's flavor profile. Always aim to maintain the balance of the spirit blends for the best taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Long Beach Ice Tea compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 15%, Long Beach Ice Tea is on the higher side compared to many classic cocktails. It is stronger than a standard Mojito (around 10%) but not as strong as a straight spirit like whiskey, which is typically around 40% alcohol by volume. Always consume it responsibly.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should Long Beach Ice Tea be shaken or stirred?

The Long Beach Ice Tea should be shaken. This ensures that all the ingredients are well integrated, especially given its diverse mix of spirits and juices. Shaking it with ice before serving also chills the cocktail adequately, enhancing its refreshing character.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize my Long Beach Ice Tea to make it unique?

To customize your Long Beach Ice Tea, consider adding a splash of soda for a fizzy twist or swapping out the cranberry juice for another juice like pomegranate for a different flavor profile. You could also add a few dashes of bitters to introduce complexity or decorate with seasonal fruit garnishes to match the occasion.

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