long island iced tea with ice
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Tokyo Iced Tea Recipe; The Perfect Tokyo Tea

The Tokyo Iced Tea; The Tokyo Iced Tea is a wonderful variation of the more widely known “Long Island Iced Tea” The Tokyo Tea is topped with a lemon-lime soda instead of cola and the Midori Kiwi liqueur replaces the triple-sec. All else remains the same! An exciting and flavorful twist on a classic.

What You Are Going to Need:

  • Vodka (we recommend Grey Goose)
  • Gin (We recommend Bombay Saphire)
  • Blanco Tequila (We Recommend Don Julio)
  • White Rum (We recommend Rhum JM Agricole Blanc 40)
  • Kiwi Liqueur (We recommend Midori)
  • Sour Mix (See recipe notes and FAQs)
  • Lemon-Lime Soda (Either Sprite or 7up)
  • Lemon, lime, pineapple or maraschino cherry to garnish.
long island iced tea with ice

Tokyo Iced Tea Recipe

delicious Tokyo iced tea cocktail recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: alcohol recipes, alcoholic drink, booze, Icedtea, Island, Long
Servings: 1
Calories: 324kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz Vodka
  • 3/4 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 3/4 oz White Rum
  • 3/4 oz Midori
  • 3/4 oz Sour Mix Simple Syrup and Lemon Juice (equal parts)
  • Sprite or 7up To top the drink.

Garnish

  • 1 Wedge Lemon, lime, pineapple or maraschino cherry

Instructions

  • Put Highball glass in the freezer to chill.
  • Fill Highball glass halfway with cubed ice.
  • Add all ingredients into the shaker and briefly shake hard
    bartender mixing a cocktail using a shaker over top of a prep table
  • Add sprite or 7up to top to your liking
  • Garnish with a lime slice and serve.
    Tokyo iced tea garnished with pineapple lime and cherry over ice

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Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe Notes and FAQs

The drink is extremely potent – What should I do?

The beauty of this recipe is that it is parts based. Feel free to reduce the 3/4 oz of each spirit down to a half-ounce. You could even up the potency by upping the anti – 1 oz per spirit. Be sure to adjust the sour mix by the same amount.

Grey Goose is very expensive – Is there a different vodka I could use? 

At The Daily Drink, we want your drinks to taste like perfection, we have found grey goose to be our favorite vodka due to its smooth taste. That being said it is definitely not the only vodka fit for this drink. We would also like to recommend “Absolut Vodka” as a cheaper alternative. The Tokyo Iced Tea has many spirits that combine beautifully into one strong flavor.

Is there any caffeine in this drink?

– No, in fact, this drink has nothing to do with tea at all. The only reason it has tea in its name is due to the fact that it is a close variation of the Long Island Iced Tea. Check out our recipe by clicking the link here.

Sour Mix?

 – Sour mix is made up of equal parts simple syrup, lemon, and lime juice. Pre-made and mixed versions can also be purchased online, here.
Bar shelf filled with different types of spirits

Other Methods of Mixing This Drink

Midori – Japenese Kiwi liqueur, can be somewhat difficult to find. Another popular method of making this drink is by reverting back to the Long Island Iced Tea Recipe (triple sec instead of Midori) but substituting the tequila with Sake. Sake is a traditional Japanese liqueur made by fermenting rice with a similar taste to beer, it’ll give your drink a little more of a Japanese touch. Let us know what you think!

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