Texas Tea next to a lemon wedge
What Makes Long Island Iced Tea And Texas Tea Distinct?
A Long Island Iced Tea may indeed taste like iced tea, but it packs a serious punch thanks to a mix of five different alcohols: gin, light rum, tequila, triple sec, and vodka.
While this drink is already powerful, you can take the flavor and alcohol content up a notch by adding a portion of bourbon, creating a Texas Tea.
The Spruce Eats recommends using ½ ounce of each of the six alcohols before topping with an ounce of sour mix and an ounce or two of cola.
However, Difford's suggests using ⅓ ounce of everything — including the extra additions of lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup — and 2 ½ ounces of cola.
No matter which recipe you choose to follow, ensuring that the portions of each ingredient are equal will lead to a Texas Tea with the best and most balanced flavor.
To upgrade your Texas Tea, try using higher-end liquors. You can also try using rye whiskey instead of bourbon for a spicy kick, or make your own sour mix to finish it off.