Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Lockdown Long Island Iced Tea

March 23, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hey There!

We truly hope you and your family are well and making the most of your time during this nationwide lock down. We know you might be there at home, listening to D-Nice's Live Stream or binge watching Netflix... looking at your home bar wondering what you can get into, [enter the Long Island Iced Tea]! A classic Long Island Iced Tea is a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, including the left over sour mix we made last week. We thought this would be the perfect thing to make this week. We hope you enjoy. As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages 

This recipe makes 2 drinks. Let's get LIIT!


Here's what you need:

For Garnish
2 Lemon Slices


For Drink
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Gin
1 oz Grand Marnier (may substitute with Triple Sec)

2 oz Sour Mix (see Sour Mix ingredients and steps below)
2 oz Cola (may substitute with real sweetened black tea)
Ice Cubes
2 High Ball Glasses (or Rocks Tumblers as shown)


For Sour Mix
1-part Lime Juice (2oz. minimum)
1-part Lemon Juice (2oz. minimum)
1-part Granulated Sugar (4 tablespoons minimum)
1-part Water (2oz. minimum)


You'll also need a  Shaker Cup and Hawthorn Strainer



Let's Make the Sour Mix:

  1. Squeeze approx 2 limes and 2 lemons (separately).
  2. In a separate container, add 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 oz lime juice, 2 oz lemon juice and 2 oz water. 
  3. Stir gently. 

Note: If you happen to make more sour mix than you need for this drink, you can store the extra in the fridge.


Let's Make the Drink:

  1. In your shaker cup, add White Rum (1 oz), Vodka(1 oz), Gin (1 oz), Grand Marnier (1 oz) & Sour Mix (2 oz)
  2. Add a few ice cubes to shaker cup.
  3. Add a few ice cubes to each high ball glass.
  4. Shake shaker cup for 20-30 seconds.
  5. Using your hawthorn strainer, strain evenly into each glass.
  6. Top with cola (1 oz in each glass)
  7. Garnish with lemon slice
  8. Enjoy!

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Please be safe.


"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything--the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself."
~Bill Murray




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