Monday, April 5, 2010

Raspberry Long Island Ice Tea

Did you ever have a time in your life where you were at a cross road and wondered which way to go? Do you chose the path that is well traveled, familiar and guaranteed? Or do you choose what you are passionate about and hope that is enough to create something successful?

I suppose we all have these questions at some point in our lives, mine just happened to hit me all at once! Needless to say, this made for a very interesting two weeks.

My handsome hubby has been very understanding and has even created a few great cocktails in the evening. ( I have to admit, I have had more new cocktails these past two weeks than I have had in months!)

This recipe is perfect to serve at a barbecue or just enjoy on the porch on a warm spring night.






Raspberry Long Island Ice Tea
Serves 2

1 ounce white rum
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce tequila
1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 ounce chambord
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup cane sugar cola
2 cups ice


Place all ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until mixed. Pour into glass and garnish with a California Manderine orange slice! Enjoy and contemplate your life.

16 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I am not a cocktail drinker as I usually got so drunk after a glass or two...but still find Long Island Ice tea quite tempting, esp. when serving in a swimming bar bbq party.

blessedmama said...

Ohhhh, Long Island Iced Tea, the drink that slithered its way into my young 20-something soul. Made me do horrible things like karaoke! Sneaky, sly, clever little drink - I do not trust you!

Barbara said...

Long Island Tea is super in the summer! Love the idea of adding raspberries to it!

-bcgw. said...

Gorgeous photo and Im coming over for said cocktail experimenting, kthks.. ;]

sophia said...

Wow, this sounds really interesting...definitely not the kind of iced tea I drink! I wonder where we can get the cane sugar cola?

Sippity Sup said...

You have made a classic even better! GREG

Sook said...

Oh wow, looks really good. I love your pictures!

Chef E said...

Yum girl, I am totally making this soon! Beautiful photo too...

The Cooking Photographer said...

((((Sarah)))) I understand! I go through that too at times.

Thanks for the Long Island recipe! I have everything here to make it Friday.

Laura

5 Star Foodie said...

A refreshing drink like this would definitely be welcome after a busy and stressful day!

sweetlife said...

what a beautiful drink..great pic...I hope your journey leads you to intense happiness..sending hugs

sweetlife

Chris said...

The jelly jar just really puts it over the top. Awesome Sarah!

Laura in Paris said...

I usually do not enjoy ice tea but this one loosk very appealing.

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Kathleen said...

I can't wait to have these when it warms up. This has to be the perfect summer drink

dining tables said...

Summer is coming up. I can't wait to have this one again. One of the most refreshing liquid on Earth!