|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 20g|
|Vitamin C 13mg||65%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Take a departure from the Long Island iced tea and travel down the coast for a Miami iced tea. It follows the Long Island's formula of five liquors with a little sour mix and soda. Yet, it has a few extra changes not found in the other "iced teas."
In this fruitier version, the tequila takes a hike and peach schnapps is brought in. The recipe also adds cranberry juice, just like the Long Beach tea. To finish it off, this drink prefers a more refreshing lemon-lime soda instead of cola. It all comes together in spectacular fashion and the Miami iced tea is a great drink for hot summer days.
“What a happy drink. I felt like I was drinking an adult lollipop! A complex beverage that activates all the taste buds. Balanced, fruity, sweet with sour, all in complex layers of flavor. And delightfully pinkish-red color too.” —Mary Jo Romano
1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce peach schnapps
1/2 ounce triple sec
1 ounce sour mix
1 ounce cranberry juice
Splash lemon-lime soda
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Build the ingredients in a collins glass filled with ice.
Serve and enjoy.
- As with the other iced tea drinks, there's so much going on in the Miami iced tea that it's not necessary to pour your best booze. This is a drink that can easily be made using your "well" liquor, which can save some money.
- Sour mix is an essential bar ingredient and it's easy to make at home. Essentially, it's just a simple syrup made with lemon and lime juices (or either citrus). There's even a way to make it instantly in a cocktail shaker.
- If you want to bring tequila back into the mix, use it to replace any of the liquors.
- The Miami iced tea sometimes gets confused with the Miami Beach iced tea. While that recipe is similar, the major difference is that the "beach" version is blue, which is why it's also called electric iced tea.
- It's easy to transform this drink into a big-batch cocktail that can be mixed up by the pitcher. Simply combine all of the ingredients, multiplying them by the number of servings you want. Stir it and store the punch in the refrigerator until needed. If you'll be storing it for more than an hour, hold the soda and add that to the individual glasses so you don't lose carbonation.
How Strong Is a Miami Iced Tea?
The liquor-filled ingredient list makes this appear to be a very strong drink. You'll be surprised when you do the math, however.
The total volume of liquor is just 2 1/2 ounces, which is like a tall shot of a single liquor. When you add the mixers, the Miami iced tea mixes up to a rather mild 16 percent ABV (32 proof). The problem with these drinks getting people drunk faster than expected often comes when someone overpours the liquors.