Orange is the New Black: Flaca’s Long Island Iced Tea

A review of Flaca’s Long Island Iced Tea (& Traditional Long Island Iced Tea) from the Orange is the New Black Cookbook.

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Flaca’s Long Island Iced Tea

20190420_16511220190419_174301There are actually two Long Island Iced Tea recipes on this page – Flaca’s Long Island Iced Tea, and traditional Long Island Iced Tea.  The traditional long island has about 6 different types of alcohol in it along with a splash of orange juice and cola, but for Flaca’s Long Island all you need is tequila, beer, and lime!

I mixed and taste-tested both recipes!20190419_174550

Taste: 7/10 for Flaca’s Long Island, and 8/10 for Traditional Long Island

Flaca’s Long Island was good and does have a sort of “Long Island” taste to it, but not as good as the real thing.  The traditional Long Island is too strong for me, and it’s just not a favorite.  I would definitely suggest squeezing the lime/lemon into your drink in either recipe to improve taste.20190420_170017

Difficulty: Easy

Just measure and pour!

Cost: Average / Expensive

The Traditional Long Island is definitely going to be on the high end of cost here, especially if you don’t have a lot of the ingredients already.  Ingredients include vodka, gin, white rum, white tequila, triple sec, orange juice, cola, and lemon/orange wedges.

Flaca’s Long Island is more affordable, since it just requires tequila, beer, and lime.


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