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Long Island Iced Tea Gift Set – Toronto And Ontario

The Long Island Iced Tea is one of the most famous cocktails ever created. How can a drink that needs at least five base liquors be simple to make? We show you how because we have curated the perfect Long Island Iced Tea gift set

Our signature Long Island Iced Tea gift box comes with all the ingredients you need to gift a great cocktail-making experience for your giftee. 

Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail Kits

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Ingredients For The Long Island Iced Tea Gift Box

Liquor For Long Island Iced Tea Kit

The traditional Long Island Iced Tea has five liquors: vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple sec. The combination of all these liquors results in a heady drink that’s brimming with flavor and aroma. The splash of cola in the cocktail results in the amber hue of black tea that gives the drink its name. 

To create a good Long Island Iced Tea, it’s important to concentrate on flavor rather than potency. 

The drink creation is attributed to Charles Bishop in Tennessee back during the Prohibition period in the 1930s. The drink resembles an iced tea, disguising its alcohol contents. 

Our Long Island Iced Tea gift basket comes with interesting facts and background for the drink.

Drink Gifts With Fruits And Vegetables

The Long Island Iced Tea is a cocktail for any occasion. We love to pair this drink gift basket with our seasonal and fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.

Check with us for the fruits and vegetables in season.

BEV066 - Long Island Iced Tea.

Herbs And Spices

Our drink variations may complement your Long Island Iced Tea gift set with spices and herbs. Typical herbs and spices used as garnishes in many cocktails include:

  • Mint
  • Ginger
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon

Citrus Fruits 

A fresh lime or lemon slice is usually added as a garnish to the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail. 

We add citrus fruits to our drink gift baskets. Fruits such as fresh limes, oranges, and lemons, are great add-ons as citrus fruits are heavily used in many cocktails.

Sweeteners For Long Island Iced Tea Kit

The bitter flavors from the mixed liquor is offset by the sweetness of the cola in the Long Island Iced Tea. 

We offer a range of syrups to complement your cocktail kit. Our sweeteners are all natural and are free of guilt!

Bitters For Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail Kit

The Long Island Iced Tea is a mixed drink, packing in as many as five liquors. But to get some more depth, a dash of bitters is recommended. Bitters are botanics that accentuate existing notes in the liquor and add further complexities to the drink. 

From the famous Angostura’s aromatic bitters to flavors like celery and lavender, bitters add a kick to cocktails.

Garnishes For Your Long Island Iced Tea Gift

The standard garnish for the Long Island Iced Tea is the lemon spiral or a lemon wedge. That doesn’t mean that you have to restrict yourself to the same. Other garnishes you can try include:

  • Orange slice
  • Peach slice
  • Slice of ginger
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary

You can always experiment with different garnishes to create drinks that are unique and all your own.

Ice For Long Island Iced Tea Gift Basket

The Long Island Iced Tea is served on the rocks. We ship large clear ice cube trays with our drink gifts. Why do you need this ice when you can just easily make ice easily in your home freezer?

There are good reasons why. A good cocktail is savored. For it to stay chilled longer, it needs ice that melts slowly. Typical refrigerator ice melts faster at room temperature. The result is that your carefully prepared drink can be diluted. 

For a drink that’s as heavy on ice as the Long Island Iced Tea is, it’s a good idea to add in our ice cubes to your gift basket.

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Glassware 

The Long Island Iced Tea is typically served in a highball glass. This is a tall glass that allows for all the ice and liquor for the cocktail. You can also serve the drink in Collins glasses. Technically, the difference between the highball and the Collins glass is that the Collins glasses are slightly larger than the highball. 

The Collins is also more narrow with a chimney shape. Multi-purpose highball glasses are used for serving not just cocktails, but also mocktails. 

We can include the glassware of choice when we ship your Long Island Iced Tea gift set.

Long Island Iced Tea Recipe Cards 

At 180 Drinks, we believe that a gift should offer an overall experience. It’s not just a monetary transaction. It’s why we like to include some of our best recipes and the right tasting notes with our drink gifts. 

An instructional video will guide your giftee through the drink building process. That way, your giftee is not lost when they receive the gift. They know just how to create the right cocktails!

Snacks 

You can make your Long Island Iced Tea gift set more complete with other food items. These include: 

  • Hummus and crackers
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Jerky
  • Pretzels
  • Nuts
  • Spreads
  • Popcorn

What’s the best food pairing for this classic cocktail? Well, there are quite a few options. Because of the high alcohol content of the drink, nibbling on snacks is a good way of keeping yourself in check while having the cocktail. Don’t intellectualize this too much. It’s not like pairing wine or champagne for this drink. Good food that’s hearty such as a burger or a salad would do well. As long as you are eating something! Check with us over what you might want to include with your drink gift.

Bar Tools 

The Long Island Iced Tea is a drink that’s not shaken. It’s stirred. You don’t require a fancy cocktail for this, but other bar tools may be handy when you are curating the Long Island Iced Tea gift basket. 

Check with us if in doubt and our mixologists would be happy to help you out.

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Personalize Your Long Island Iced Tea Gift Set

We can personalize your Long Island gift basket with a special message to the giftee. 

All you have to do is add a note at the time of ordering. We will make sure the recipient gets it!

Long Island Iced Tea Gift Sets FAQs

I am interested in the Long Island Iced Tea gift sets. What are the areas you serve?

For gifts without liquor, we ship anywhere in Canada and the US. 

 

We do next day delivery through our couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and surrounding cities below in Ontario, Canada. 

 

  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Brampton 
  • Brant 
  • Brantford 
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • Cambridge 
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby 
  • Guelph
  • Halton Hills 
  • Hamilton 
  • Ingersoll 
  • King City 
  • Kitchener 
  • Lincoln 
  • London 
  • Markham 
  • Milton 
  • Mississauga 
  • Newmarket 
  • Niagara Falls 
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Oakville
  • Oshawa
  • Pelham
  • Pickering
  • Port Colborne
  • Richmond Hill
  • Schomberg
  • St. Catharines
  • Stratford
  • Thorold
  • Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York)
  • Vaughan
  • Waterloo
  • Stratford
  • Welland
  • Whitby
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodstock

City not listed? Do not fret, get in contact with us today for a custom quote.

Do you ship these drink gifts outside Ontario?

We ship our drink gifts, including liquor to cities, provinces, or countries not listed in the “Where do you ship or deliver” FAQ,  for an additional fee. We coordinate this through a local merchant. 

 

When you choose this, your drink gift would ship in two segments. You would receive the liquor from our partner merchant. The non-alcohol drink ingredients would be sent directly from 180 Drinks. Check with us if you would like to choose this option. 

I have ordered your Long Island Iced Tea gifts. When will my order be delivered or shipped?

Order by 5pm for next day delivery via our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and select cities below in Ontario (See FAQ:  “Where do you ship or deliver to”).

 

For orders via courier, orders will be processed for delivery the next business day. The shipping time depends on the shipping method and carrier selected. 

 

Our subscription boxes are prepared for shipment or delivery by the first week of each month. We will send you an email with a tracking number for shipments sent via post. 

Can I pick up the gift?

Absolutely! You can pick up your gift for FREE from 9am to 8pm every day at our office. This is our address: 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON L4Z 1N8.

Can you send my gifts on a specific date?

We can do that! When you order from us, you can select a preferred delivery date. We will then schedule your gift for the delivery or ship date desired. 

What does your cocktail gift set subscription include?

A subscription ensures that you make your giftee remember you each month. It’s the perfect gift that keeps giving. With a subscription, your giftee receives a new unique drink each month for a selected duration. You can purchase a cocktail gift set subscription with the following options:

  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months
  • Infinity (Billed Monthly) 

 

The process is simple: Subscriptions of your cocktail gift set will ship directly. Your giftee will take their drink gift at the same time every month, and we email them to notify of its arrival!

I have ordered your Long Island Iced Tea gift sets. Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding the order?

You can email us for any questions you have about your Long Island Iced Tea gift box. 

What’s the best Long Island Iced Tea recipe?

There are many ways to make the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail. Here’s a classic recipe:

 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ fluid ounce vodka

  • ½ fluid ounce rum

  • ½ fluid ounce gin

  • ½ fluid ounce tequila

  • ½ fluid ounce triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur)

  • ½ fluid ounce of freshly pressed lemon juice

  • ½ fluid ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 fluid ounce cola to top, or to taste

  • 1 lemon slice to garnish

 

How to make:

 

Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, and triple sec over the ice. Transfer the cocktail to a Tom Collins glass. Add cola for the characteristic color. Garnish with a simple lemon slice. You can, of course, experiment with adding real black tea as well!

Do you get your liquor for your Long Island Iced Tea Gifts from the LCBO?

The LCBO offers a great selection of liquor  for Long Island Iced Tea gifts for residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ontario. We do source our liquor for our gifts from the LCBO.

Do you sell your Long Island Iced Tea Gifts on Amazon or Etsy?

Currently we only sell our Long Island Iced Tea gifts through our website. Amazon and Etsy currently do not allow for the sale of gifts with alcohol on their platform.

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