There are numerous Long Island Iced Tea mixes out on the market today that all claim to give you bar quality results at home but many of them do anything but this! After searching and testing many different Long Island Iced Tea mixes that are pre-made and available at the local liquor store I have found that only one really stacks up to what it claims! Granted, if you want a long island iced tea bad enough you can always purchase the 7 different liquors and mixers that are in the drink and make the drink specialty yourself but this would easily cost you more than $100. The best Long Island Iced Tea pre-made mix costs less than $20 and will make enough drinks for a whole night for 5-6 people!
Barton’s Long Island Iced Tea Mix: Barton’s Long Island Iced Tea mix boasts the vodka, tequila, rum and triple sec that is common in all long island iced tea drinks. All you have to do is add some sweet and sour to the mix as well as a splash of coke and you have the perfect restaurant style long island iced tea at home! Although the Barton’s mixer is a relatively cheap bottle of liquor it does not taste cheap as some liquors that are not top shelf tend to. The best sweet and sour mixer to use with this combination is called Rose’s Brand.
For best results with the Barton’s Long Island Iced Tea mix, add the recommended amount of liquor to a glass of ice and then add one half of the recommended amount of sweet and sour to the drink. Finish it off with some coke mainly for color and you will have an incredibly refreshing and spiked long island iced tea!
Captain Morgan’s Long Island Iced Tea Pre-Made Mixer: For those who really just don’t want to deal with mixing any type of liquor on their own, the Captain Morgan’s Long Island Iced Tea mixer is complete in one bottle. The downside to this item is that you are paying the price for the coke and the sweet and sour. One bottle of the Captain Morgan’s brand will cost about $20 for the same size bottle as the Barton’s however this bottle also has coke and sweet and sour in it so the liquor content is far lower.
The taste of the Captain Morgan’s Long Island Iced Tea mixer is not bad and it is really easy to make. All you have to do is add the mixer to a glass of ice and drink! This is the best long island iced tea mixer for those who want convenience over taste! Another plus to the Barton’s mix is the fact that unlike the Captain Morgan’s mix you have the ability to alter the taste to your liking. A little more coke or sweet and sour will change the taste of the drink all together.