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Entry from June 19, 2008
Longhorn Iced Tea

Longhorn Iced Tea is the Texas version of Long Island Iced Tea. This mix of several different alcoholic drinks includes tequila, rum, vodka and triple sec, plus orange juice, lime juice and grenadine.

There is no “iced tea” (or “Longhorns,” for that matter) in Longhorn Iced Tea, just as there is no “iced tea” in Long Island Iced Tea. Longhorn Iced Tea was created by 219 West (219 West Fourth Street in Austin) in the early 2000s. The “Longhorn” name shows University of Texas at Austin support.


Austin (TX) American-Statesman
Cocktails
A Food and Wine favorite: 219 West’s Longhorn Iced Tea

By Courtney Sebesta
Web posted: June 29, 2005
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Like its cousin on the East Coast, the Longhorn Iced Tea is made with vodka, rum, tequila and triple sec, but is jazzed up with orange and lime juice and a hint of grenadine. The drink goes down very smoothly and is a perfect sipping cocktail during the summer heat. The mark of a good alcoholic “iced tea” is not to be overpowered by one spirit; the Longhorn Iced Tea’s components are combined effectively.

A well-deserved honor for a drink that didn’t leave me cursing myself in the morning.

Longhorn Iced Tea
3/4 oz. reposado tequila
3/4 oz. light rum
3/4 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. triple sec
2 oz. fresh orange juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
1 1/2 tsp. grenadine
1 lime wheel

Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the tequila, rum, vodka and triple sec to the pint glass and stir well. Add the fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice and simple syrup and stir again. Top the cocktail with the grenadine and garnish with the lime wheel.

Show Me Vegan
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Longhorn Iced Tea for Twangfest
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Longhorn Iced Tea
3/4 ounce tequila
3/4 ounce light rum
3/4 ounce Citron vodka
3/4 ounce triple sec
2 ounces orange juice
juice from 1 lime
1/2 ounce agave nectar combined with 1/2 ounce cold water
1 1/2 teaspoons grenadine

Stir tequila through triple sec in a cocktail shaker or glass. Add juices and agave nectar/water mix and stir. Pour over ice and top with grenadine. Garnish with a lime slice.

Austin (TX) American-Statesman
Ten cocktails to make you forget it’s blazing hot outside
By Patrick Beach
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Longhorn Iced Tea
219 West, 219 W. Fourth St.
474-2194; http://www.219west.com
Like the Lon-Guyland version but with tequila instead of gin (and light rum and vodka and triple sec) and lime and orange juice instead of Coke. “The name just gets people’s attention,” says general manager and co-owner Mike Weser. Especially Aggies. The traditional drink is just too sweet; this libation is pleasantly tart and great for sipping while enjoying those great mini burgers during happy hour. Be true to your school. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, June 19, 2008 • Permalink