Long Island Hot Tea

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Author Notes: Long Island Iced Tea is a hyper-alcoholic drink, allegedly invented here on Long Island (although there are others who claim it). It is historically credited to bartenders trying to circumvent Prohibition by creating a drink that looks and tastes like real iced tea, and to 1950's housewives mixing together a little of everything in the liquor cabinet. With a little lemon, a little honey and some hot tea, it's the best treatment I can think of for a cold winter night.drbabs

Serves 2 (can be multiplied)

  • ~1/2 ounce (~1TB) Vodka (preferably Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka )
  • ~1/2 ounce (~1TB) Gin
  • ~1/2 ounce (~1TB) Cointreau (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
  • ~1/2 ounce (~1TB) Tequila
  • ~1/2 ounce (~1TB) light rum
  • 2 cups strong brewed hot tea (I use English Breakfast.)
  • honey to taste
  • lemon juice to taste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  1. Boil water and prepare tea.
  2. While tea is steeping, mix liquors together. You should have about 2-3 ounces total. Divide between 2 cups of tea. Taste and add honey and lemon as desired. Serve with a cinnamon stick if desired.
  3. Sleep tight!
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Bike2

almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Dangerously good!

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almost 4 years ago lapadia

Love this, drbabs!

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

:) Thanks!

Henrykiss

about 4 years ago arielleclementine

really cool idea! helenthenanny loves long island ice teas- she'd be all over this. mayhaps i'll make it to serve to her on festivus- give me an upperhand in the competitive activities!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Sounds great!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Yes, this will do the trick!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks!

Newliztoqueicon-2

about 4 years ago Lizthechef

Clever, dr. b!!

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about 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

:) Thanks!