Long Island Iced Tea & A Book Rec

August 12th, 2019 Kimberly Discussion 14 Comments

12th Aug

You are never too old to learn something new. On vacation in June, I tried a Long Island Iced Tea. It looked cool and refreshing. While I knew it contained a lot of alcohol, what I did not know was that it contained zero tea! Yep, zero. Here is a recipe and the perfect book(s) to curl up with while you enjoy a cold glass…. 


1/2 ounce rum

1/2 ounce tequila

1/2 ounce gin

1/2 ounce vodka

1/2 ounce sweet and sour mix

1/2 ounce triple sec

cola to taste

lemon wedge


Fill large glass with ice. In shaker add all liquor. Shake with ice. Then add cola to taste. Garnish with lemon wedge. Enjoy!

This packs a punch and honest to goodness it taste just like iced tea. Drink responsibly.

Have you ever tried a Long Island Iced Tea?

Book Recommendation

It’s the hot days of summer so grab your Long Island Iced tea and a good book, then find a cool place to curl up and keep cool.

All of these books rocked. Some I listened to and others I read, but all were memorable and are ones I would gift or share with others.

What book would you recommend to me?

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14 Responses to “Long Island Iced Tea & A Book Rec”

  1. Lorna

    Back in my younger days Long Island Ice Tea was my go to. They are seriously yummy. I quit drinking a really long time ago, but you made me want one! I would recommend Five Minute Life by Emma Scott, Ravished by Mia Sheridan or My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle. All were so good.

  2. Carla

    Some great recommendations here. I want to read Nina Hill, I have read some good things about it.

  3. Lover of Romance

    I have never tried a long island iced tea, I know many love them though!! I don’t drink alcohol so that is why. LOTS of liquor there though. Hope it left you happy.

  4. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    I love Long Island Iced Teas though I’m not sure I ever really knew what was in it except for all the alcohol! I adored Have You Seen Luiz Velez? and I just bought The Bookish Life on Nina Hill on Audible. I’m really looking forward to listening to it.

  5. kindlemom1

    I wonder why this is called tea? LOL!

    I’ve tried some of the books and have loved them too! I just finished Three Mages and a Margarita and loved it Kim! I also just finished The Fall of Marigolds and it was so good! I can’t believe it took me so long to pick it up. The Patient was really good as well. I’ve read a lot of books that have been sitting in my TBR pile for a long time this summer and have loved them! I love it when that happens. 😉

  6. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    There’s no tea in Long Island Iced Tea?? Mind. Blown. LOL I’ve had one or two of those many years ago but decided they were just too strong for my liking. I’m not much of a drinker anyway. I’m super intrigued by Kill the Queen even though it’s far from my usual style.

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