Grapefruit Long Island Iced Tea

Bright grapefruit takes the place of sour mix in this grown-up take on a party classic. This can be made ahead of time (minus the cola) to save time on game day.

Total Time:
4 hr 25 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 20 sprigs mint, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups gin
  • 2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups white rum
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 2 cups triple sec
  • 2 cups vodka
  • One 2-liter bottle cola
  • 1 pink grapefruit, sliced
  • Special Equipment: One 12-cup muffin tin
Directions
  • Pull the leaves off of 10 sprigs of mint. Divide them among the 12 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin. Pour water over to cover. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

  • Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the remaining 10 sprigs of mint. Remove from heat and steep 15 minutes. Strain and allow the simple syrup to cool slightly.

  • Mix the gin, grapefruit juice, rum, tequila, triple sec, vodka and mint syrup in gallon-size container. Chill until ready to serve.

  • Pour the mixture into a large punch bowl. Pour in the cola just before serving. Float 6 to 8 grapefruit slices in the punch. Unmold the mint ice cubes and add to the punch bowl. Serve in cups over ice and garnish with mint sprigs.

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