Long Island Ice Teapot

This refined take on the college classic is all grown up and ready for afternoon tea. In place of the cola, which typically gives the Long Island Iced Tea its signature tea color, we added actual cold-brewed black tea for depth and a touch of bitterness. We also used a delicate tea syrup and ramped up the rum for a rounder, fruitier flavor. A word of warning: Though it is served in a dainty teapot, the cocktail retains the boozy wallop of its somewhat less sophisticated progenitor. Sip slowly.

Long Island Ice Teapot

Sweet, Sour


  • 2.5 oz All Clear Spirits
  • 0.5 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Gin
  • 0.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.25 oz Curacao
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 oz Tea Syrup
  • 5 oz Cold-Brewed Black Tea
  • Orange Slice, for garnish


Step one

Pour all ingredients except for the garnish into a shaker tin. Add ice and shake.

Step two

Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a teapot. Add fresh ice to the teapot.

Step three

To serve, pour into a teacup and garnish with an orange slice.

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