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.
- Highball Glass
- Cocktail Shaker
- 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.
- 1 Wedge Lemon, lime, pineapple or maraschino cherry
- 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
- Add sprite or 7up to top to your liking
- Garnish with a lime slice and serve.
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.
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!