16 Tasty Twists on the Long Island Iced Tea!

Written by Tabitha Butler

April 21, 2021

The Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most famous drinks out there, and for good reason – they’re delicious, easy to make, and strong enough to get you tipsy fast. From college kids drinking on a budget to anyone who enjoys a refreshing cold cocktail, everybody’s a fan. Long Island recipes usually include vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and Triple Sec, but you can change it up in so many different ways! Try a Blue Hawaiian Long Island for a tropical twist, or Long Island shots for an itty-bitty remix. Whichever way you mix it up, you’re sure to have a damn good time.

Get a taste of the island life with this delectable Blue Jamaican Long Island! For this tropical treat, you’ll need vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and blue Curaçao, along with blueberries and a fresh pineapple wedge. View Recipe

“Creamy” isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of a Long Island, but this little number is here to prove that coconut cream can make a mean mixed drink. To make it, you’ll need coconut rum, coconut vodka, gin, tequila, and of course coconut cream! View Recipe

If you’re a fan of county fairs and festivals, this one’s for you. Take your typical Long Island ingredients (vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and triple sec), and add cream soda and cotton candy for a cute candy cocktail! View Recipe

These Long Island shots might be fun-sized, but they still definitely pack a punch! Combine vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and triple sec with sweet and sour, strain into shot glasses, and then add a splash of soda. Bottoms Up! View Recipe

If you’ve ever dreamed of making an alcoholic cherry Coke, now’s your chance! Add ice to a tall glass, then pour over tequila, cherry vodka, rum, gin, triple sec, sweet and sour and grenadine. View Recipe

Aye, matey, you sure won’t be gettin’ scurvy after this delicious drink! Mix gin, rum, vodka, Cointreau, pineapple juice, and a splash of pineapple syrup for a super fruity, super boozy Long Island. View Recipe

With all the regular Long Island ingredients plus cranberry juice and sweet & sour mix, no drink is better qualified to represent the LBC. In fact, we’d say it’s pretty Sublime… View Recipe

If you like your Long Islands a little on the sweet side, we’ve got just the drink for you. Grab your vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec, sweet & sour mix, and peach schnapps – this one’s perfectly peachy. View Recipe

Hopping over to the Big Island, you’ll need vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and blue Curaçao, along with cream of coconut and pineapple juice to give it that gorgeous color! View Recipe

Need a little kick to help you power through the night? We got you. Feast your eyes on the Energy Long Island Tea, made with vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec, and your choice of energy drink! View Recipe

For a Japanese twist on the Long Island Iced Tea, try mixing white rum, raspberry sake, hibiscus vodka, red berry gin, and a lychee drink together – the ingredients might be a little harder to find, but it’s well worth it. View Recipe

This strawberry remix is super simple – just whip up a regular Long Island, add strawberry slices, and drizzle strawberry liqueur on top! View Recipe

This beautiful blue Long Island uses gold tequila and blue Curaçao to get that impressive hue. After a couple of these, you definitely won’t be feeling blue! View Recipe

This whiskey version of a Long Island is sure to put some hairs on your chest! Mix up Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, and Jameson with whiskey sour mix, Grand Marnier, lemonade, and Coke, then garnish with a lemon wheel. View Recipe

Ready for a cherry bomb? Take a regular Long Island and swap out regular vodka and Coke for cherry vodka and cherry Coke to turn up the fruity flavor. View Recipe

Finally, this Life Saver Long Island drink is dangerously delicious, using limoncello and Island Pucker to add yellow and blue layers, as well as Life Saver candies to sweeten it up. View Recipe