The missus and I were having a mild debate last night: is a Long Island Iced Tea a girlie drink? If you were male and you were in the company of people who cared about such things, could you order one with a clear conscience? Just curious.
If only they would give it a beefier name for football night at the pub!
bar tender's point of view.
old skool rufies...
The Date Rape Drink, bartender, a beer for me, and a DRD for the little lady
Tue 9 Mar, 2010 10:44 am
Hard to call such a strong drink 'girlie.' It's definitely not an overly macho drink to order, but they are so strong that you are basically ordering a cup of mixed liquors.
I vote no, not girlie.
Tue 9 Mar, 2010 10:57 am
Ohmygosh, it definitely is NOT a girlie drink!
When I first came to the United States, sitting in a pub with friends, someone
ordered a Long Island iced tea for me. Silly me thought that there was no alcohol
whatsoever in it - I got smashed on 1 glass only! This stuff is brutal!
Tue 9 Mar, 2010 11:54 am
I ask because I ordered one last night, the first one I've had in about about ten years, and it packed just as much of a punch now as it did ten years ago! Certainly not for the faint of heart. But that's what led to the discussion with the missus, who teased me mercilessly for getting hit so hard by something with such an unassuming name. I'm of half a mind to lobby for changing the name to something like the "Long Island Slammer."
EDIT: Then again, "Long Island Slammer" sounds like one of those sexual innuendos.
Tue 9 Mar, 2010 11:55 am
Here is how I became aware of the existence of Long Island Iced Tea. I am a non-drinker. When I was about....20 maybe?.....my father and I were hiking around Scarsdale (my home town) and Yonkers. We stopped at an Italian restaurant on Central Avenue to get lunch. I ordered iced tea with my meal and the waitress said, "Iced tea the drink?" I stared at her blankly for a few seconds, trying to make this question compute, thinking, "What's the alternative??? Iced tea the cake???" Finally, I said, "Yeah." When she brought it and I took a sip, I instantly spit it onto the floor. I went to her and said, "my iced tea is full of alcohol" and she revealed to me that there is an alcoholic drink called Long Island Iced Tea.
Is it amount of alcohol only, or does the mixture of different kinds have any
effect? In other words: if, instead of one part each vodka, gin, rum, and tequila,
you had four parts just vodka, would it hit you just as hard?
That guy is a ******* amateur. Good showmen line up the shots so the bartender can tap one glass and they all fall in at the same time. Also, line them up sideways so everyone can come get them at once. The key is to shoot it down as quick as possible as well - the liquor starts to separate from the beer really quick. This guy did it way too slow.