About this recipe:Long Island Iced Tea is a drink that is a mixture of five alcoholic beverages including tequila, vodka, light rum, triple sec, and gin. The coloring and taste of this cocktail resemble those of ice tea. Long Island Iced Tea also appears in literature in 1961.
The drink is believed to be invented either by Robert “Rosebud” Butt, who claimed to have invented the drink as a part of an entry in a contest, or Chris Bendicksen, both of whom were bartenders at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island.
Since then, there have been quite a lot of variations in the Long Island Iced Tea recipe, lending it a fruitier flavor.