So as with many drinks there is a competing claim to who invented the “Long Island Iced” tea. One of the oldest comes from the land of whiskey: Kentucky.

Ransom Bishop refers to the drink his grandfather “Old Man Bishop” put together in the 1920s. As a prohibition-era drink, it was a handy way to get a fair amount of alcohol in a visually inconspicuous drink.

  • One fresh Lemon half
  • One fresh Lime half

Squeeze both into a pint glass


  • ½ oz. Rum
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Whiskey
  • ½ oz. Gin
  • ½ oz. Tequila
  • ½ oz. Maple Syrup

Mix Thoroughly Then pour in 4 to 5 oz. Soda Water (Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or RC Cola) without stirring.