I was having lunch one day with a friend at Bison Witches and couldn’t decide what I wanted to drink. The lovely bartender recommended the Tokyo Ice Tea. It sounded interesting, so I said, “Why not?”. A few minutes later I was greeted with this vibrant green drink that would’ve made the Hulk jealous.
It had a delightful, yet mellow flavor, however this drink can and will sneak up on you, like its cousin, the Long Island Ice Tea.
There are many variations to the recipe, but I believe this is as true to the original as I could possibly find. Some recipes call for sweet and sour mix or lemonade, but I try to use fresh squeezed juices as much as possible to cut down my sugar intake. Just like The Perfect Margarita recipe, freshly squeezed may not always be conducive, so I still definitely recommend the Simply line of juices.
|Single Serving:||Bulk (16 drinks)|
|½ oz. vodka||1 C vodka|
|½ oz gin||1 C gin|
|½ oz tequila||1 C tequila|
|½ oz rum||1 C rum|
|½ oz Midori (or any Kiwi/Melon liquor)||1 C Midori or melon liquor|
|Splash of triple sec (orange liquor)||½ C triple sec|
|1 oz. fresh lemon juice||2 C lemon juice (or lemonade)|
|Splash of 7-up||12 oz. 7-up|
In a tall highball glass, build all ingredients (except for the 7-up) and then fill will ice. Give the glass a quick shake and top off with a splash of 7-up to fill the glass and garnish with a lime wedge if you wish too. The drink should have a bright green color resembling a glass of iced green tea
Fill a glass with ice and add about 3-4 ounces and shake. Add a splash of 7-up and enjoy!