Sunday, May 31, 2009

Long Island Iced Tea (woot!)

Tea for the not-so-faint-of-heart :-)

One shot = 1.5 fluid ounce

shot and 1/2 vodka
shot and 1/2 gin
shot and 1/2 rum
shot and 1/2 triple sec liqueur
1 teaspoon tequila
2 teaspoons orange juice
2 fluid ounces Coke
1 wedge lemon

In a shaker full of ice, combine vodka, gin, rum, triple sec and tequila. Add orange juice and cola. Shake vigorously until frothy. Strain into a tall thin glass filled with ice, and garnish with wedge of lemon.

A Simple Slush Tea Recipe

2 cups sugar or Splenda
7 cups water
4 tea bags
2 cups boiling water
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cups gin or vodka
Diet Seven up or Sprite

Put 7 cups water in large saucepan, and heat on high until boiling. Add sugar and stir until dissolved; set aside to cool. Place teabags in 2 cups boiling water, and let steep for 25 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar water, tea, lemonade concentrate and orange juice concentrate. Stir in gin or vodka. Place in freezer container and freeze overnight.
To serve, Place several scoops into a tall glass, and fill with any clear carbonated beverage. Yum. Serve in a pretty cocktail glass or disguise it in a tea cup.