Sunday, August 07, 2011


I ordered a Long Island iced tea tonight. What I got was a travesty to refined alcoholic tastes. I watched the bartender grab a plastic cup and fill it with ice, then grab that universal nozzle contraption and press this magic button which dispensed a pre-mixed concoction that "tastes" like Long Island iced tea, topped with the obligatory jewel of soda. Never again. It is a depressing circumstance when a staple of liquor beverages is replaced with a factory blend. So I propose this replacement to your store-bought mixed drink:

The Montauk
1 shot of rum
1 shot of whiskey
1 shot of vodka
1 shot of gin
1 shot of triple sec
2 shots of house-made sour mix (lemon and sugar steeped in ice cold water, a fourth Crown Royal by proportion)
a splash of soda

This drink substitutes the western tequila with a more East coast aperitif, giving the user a far more belligerent flavor. Enjoy.

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