Recipe courtesy of John Green

Classic Texas Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Sour Mix:

1 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

Classic Texas Tea:

1/2 ounce vodka

1/4 ounce gin 

1/4 ounce rum

1/2 ounce tequila 

1/2 ounce whiskey 

1/2 ounce triple sec 

Splash cola 

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water


  1. For the sour mix: Stir together the lemon juice and Simple Syrup in a glass.
  2. For the Texas tea: Fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour in the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whiskey, triple sec and 1 ounce of the sour mix. Top off with a splash of cola. Stir once with a bar spoon and serve. No garnish needed.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.