2nd #cocktail of #FridayNightCocktails on the 23rd September: Cherry Long Island Iced Tea

Continuing the fruit theme, our second cocktail this evening is the Cherry Long Island Iced Tea which is a variation of the classic Long Island Iced Tea.

Unlike the more varied variants such as the Miami, Tokyo or Electric iced teas, this cherry one is much closer to the original with some tweaks of removing the simple syrup and replacing some of the lemon juice with lime juice. Plus the addition of muddled cherries to impart the cherry flavour; we used some sweet dark cherries.

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 mins

A delicious cherry flavoured version of the Long Island Iced Tea.

 15 ml dry gin
 15 ml triple sec
 15 ml vodka
 15 ml white rum
 15 ml white tequila
 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
 15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
 30 ml cola (or more to taste)
 6 cherries

1

Place the cherries in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the juices.

2

Half fill the shaker with ice.

3

Add all liquid ingredients and shake until well chilled.

4

Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.

5

Top off with cola.

Ingredients

 15 ml dry gin
 15 ml triple sec
 15 ml vodka
 15 ml white rum
 15 ml white tequila
 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
 15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
 30 ml cola (or more to taste)
 6 cherries

Directions

1

Place the cherries in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the juices.

2

Half fill the shaker with ice.

3

Add all liquid ingredients and shake until well chilled.

4

Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.

5

Top off with cola.

Cherry Long Island Iced Tea

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