An LIT, or Long Island Iced Tea, is an alcoholic beverage sold at bars around the country. Actually made with no iced tea, the drink is highly alcoholic, making it a popular choice for drinkers who are looking for a cocktail with a high alcohol content. If you’re a bartender trying to learn how to make drinks, or an LIT lover looking to re-create the beverage at home, learning how to make an LIT is fairly simple.

Things You'll Need


Fill a glass with ice.

Mix together in the glass 1/2 ounce, or a full shot glass, each of light rum, gin, vodka and tequila. If you are using a pint glass rather than a highball glass, you will want to use twice the amount of each.

Add a small amount of cola to fill the glass up the remainder of the way.

Garnish the side of the glass with a lemon slice, and make sure you have a designated driver if you need conveying on the way home.

References and Resources

Super Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea