Tokyo Ice Tea
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Tokyo Ice Tea
Cocktail recipe

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The Tokyo Ice Tea is an invigorating cocktail with a unique twist on the classic Long Island Ice Tea, swapping out the traditional cola for a splash of soda water ... more The Tokyo Ice Tea is an invigorating cocktail with a unique twist on the classic Long Island Ice Tea, swapping out the traditional cola for a splash of soda water and distinguishing itself with the addition of melon liqueur. This refreshing beverage combines the clean, crisp flavors of vodka, white rum, and orange liqueur with the sweet, fruity notes of melon and the tartness of fresh lemon and lime, all rounded off with a hint of sugar. Typically presented in a cocktail glass, the Tokyo Ice Tea offers a lively mix of flavors that are both potent and energizing, making it an intriguing option for those seeking a vibrant drinking experience with a Japanese-inspired name.
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Vodka
Garnish
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Lemon, lime
Alcohol content
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27.6% | 3.45 units *

Method
How to make a Tokyo Ice Tea

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Crush half a lime and half a lemon in a cocktail shaker add a teaspoon of brown sugar
Then add some ice, then add the shots: vodka, orange liqueur, white rum and Midori
Give it a good shake
Pour the mixture into two glasses, add some more ice and a slice of lemon and lime, then top up the glasses with soda water and a straw before serving

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly mix a Tokyo Ice Tea?

To mix a Tokyo Ice Tea properly, begin by adding vodka, melon liqueur, white rum, and orange liqueur into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Squeeze in the juice from half a lemon and half a lime, then add a teaspoon of sugar. Shake well until the mixture is chilled. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and top it off with a dash of soda water. The key is to ensure that all the ingredients are well combined and chilled before serving.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of liqueur if I don’t have melon liqueur for the Tokyo Ice Tea?

Yes, you can substitute melon liqueur with another fruity liqueur if you do not have it. Midori is a common melon liqueur used in Tokyo Ice Tea, but if unavailable, you could try a peach or apple liqueur for a different but pleasant twist. Keep in mind that the substitution will alter the cocktail's original flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for Tokyo Ice Tea?

For garnishing a Tokyo Ice Tea, consider adding a slice of lime or lemon on the rim of the glass for a citrusy accent. A sprig of mint can also add a fresh aroma and a splash of color. If you want to stick with the tea theme, a small, decorative stirrer or a bamboo skewer with a piece of melon could be a playful and thematic touch.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Tokyo Ice Tea compare to other popular cocktails?

The Tokyo Ice Tea has an alcohol content of 27.6%, which is relatively high compared to many popular cocktails. For example, a classic Margarita usually falls around 20%, and a Mojito around 10-15%, depending on the recipe. This makes the Tokyo Ice Tea a stronger option, suitable for those who prefer their drinks with a bit more kick.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal setting or occasion to serve a Tokyo Ice Tea?

The Tokyo Ice Tea, with its vibrant color and refreshing flavor profile, is ideal for summer gatherings, pool parties, or as a lively addition to a cocktail party menu. Its relatively high alcohol content makes it a good choice for evening events where guests are looking for something strong and invigorating. Always serve chilled for the best experience.

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