Watermelon Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

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Watermelon Long Island ice tea is a lot easier to make than you might think, so long as as you're using the appropriate recipe. Find out about the perfect watermelon Long Island ice tea recipe with help from the founder of RealFoodies, Inc. in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Claudia from Realfoodies.com/Tastybits and I'm here in Berkeley, California at Kitchen on Fire to teach you guys how to make a watermelon long island ice tea. Yes, watermelon long island ice tea. Okay guys so if you're not familiar with what goes into a long island ice tea, it's probably because the last time you had one you blacked out, so I'm going to refresh your memory today. A traditional long island ice tea contains a little bit of cola, a lot of hooch, basically there is vodka, gin, rum, tequila and triple sec but today I've used Grand Marnier because that's why it's a little bit yellow. So a traditional long island ice tea is usually served in a high ball glass but we're not doing that today because that's a train wreck. So we're going to do it in some smaller glasses like this so it feels a little less guilty. So the first thing I'm going to do is get my little bottle of hooch, nobody light a match and I'm going to put a little bit in, probably a third of the glass up, just depends on how happy you're feeling. I'm making two because I've got to give the camera man a little bit, you know. Now we're going to add a little bit of cola, you can also add some clear carbonated sweet beverage of your choice, just a tiny bit. So now we're going to put a little bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice, just a tiny tiny bit and our lovely fresh squeezed and strained watermelon juice. We're going to give it a little tiny stir. You can also make this in a drink maker in a, one of those metal things, but who has time. One for me, one for the camera man. Moment of truth.


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