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The awesome origin of the Long Island Iced Tea

By 02.26.13

Would you believe me if I told you that the Long Island Ice Tea was invented as part challenge to use Triple Sec in a drink? Well, if Bob Butt is to be believed, which he is, that’s exactly how the cocktail came to be.

I haven’t seen anything from PBS other than remixes lately, but I’m all ears if they want to profile cocktail inventors. I typically assume all drinks are age old recipes, the origins of which have long been lost to bar fires. In this case it turned out that a bartender just wanted to put all the clear liquors into a glass. Now that’s a mixologist!

PBS Inventors — Bob Butt, Inventor of the Long Island Iced Tea [LaughingSquid]

Colin Joliat
About Colin Joliat... Colin Joliat is the 2nd best person to ever come from Flint, Michigan, behind only Andre "Bad Moon" Rison. He covers the food & alcohol industries with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. He's currently pretending people care about his new drunken venture, Boozist.
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