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California Iced Tea Cocktail Recipe

Welcome to our exclusive exploration of the California Iced Tea, a cocktail that promises to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your mixology experience. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a curious beginner who likes Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour Mix, or Orange Juice, this drink might impress.

Table of contents:

  1. Description
  2. Ingredients
  3. Instructions
  4. Nutrition
  5. Shopping list
  6. Related Cocktails
  7. FAQ
  8. Conclusion

California Iced Tea Cocktail Description

The California Iced Tea falls under the Cocktail and Alcoholic categories, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate a drink with character. Served in Hurricane glass, this drink tastes exquisite and presents itself visually appealing.

The California Iced Tea is not just a cocktail, it’s an art form. With 7 ingredients including Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Triple sec, Sour mix, Orange juice, it invites you into a world of exquisite flavors and textures. This cocktail stands as a symbol of creativity and sophistication. Enjoy similar experiences with cocktails like Gun Barrel, Banderas, Seaweed.

California Iced Tea Ingredients

A great cocktail starts with the right ingredients. For the California Iced Tea, you will need the following:

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Each component in this cocktail plays a vital role in creating the unique flavor profile of this drink.

How to Make a California Iced Tea Cocktail

Preparation time: 5
Total time: 10

Creating the California Iced Tea cocktail is an art in itself. Follow these steps for the perfect outcome:

To craft this exquisite cocktail, begin by vigorously shaking the following ingredients: 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/2 oz Gin, 1/2 oz Rum, 1/2 oz Tequila, 1/2 oz Triple sec, 2 oz Sour mix, Fill with Orange juice. Once blended to perfection, pour into the hurricane glass and enjoy. The process is as enjoyable as savoring the drink itself.

Nutrition Facts for the California Iced Tea Cocktail

Calories Fat Carbs Protein
700.0 0.0 175.0 0.0

Please note that the figures in the table for California Iced Tea are only approximate values, as for each raw material, the manufacturers use different ingredients to make their products. A general value has been used based on the ingredients (which may be substituted) to calculate the nutrition results in this recipe. The values shown are per serving.

Shopping List for the California Iced Tea Cocktail

To prepare this cocktail, ensure you have these items on your shopping list: Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour Mix, and Orange Juice.

Quality ingredients are key to the perfect cocktail, California Iced Tea.

Interesting Facts

The ingredients used in the California Iced Tea cocktail are also found in many other drinks. This list shows how many times each ingredient is used in the recipes and what proportion of each ingredient is used in the cocktail descriptions on our Cocktails recipe & Drinks site.

Used Ingredient Applied % of Total Cocktails
Vodka 3051 times 18.66%
Gin 1429 times 8.74%
Rum 463 times 2.83%
Tequila 724 times 4.43%
Triple Sec 1182 times 7.23%
Sour Mix 209 times 1.28%
Orange Juice 2098 times 12.83%

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California Iced Tea FAQ

  • Q: How do you make the California Iced Tea Cocktail?
  • A: Follow the detailed instructions above to mix the perfect California Iced Tea.
  • Q: What ingredients do I need for the California Iced Tea?
  • A: The ingredients include Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour Mix, and Orange Juice, all of which contribute to its unique taste.
  • Q: Which is the best glass for the California Iced Tea cocktail?
  • A: In our experience, Hurricane glass is the best match for this drink. This glassware appears 249 times in our mixing recipes, resulting in 1.52% of the cocktailing instructions.


The California Iced Tea cocktail is more than just a drink; it’s a sensory journey. From its intricate blend of flavors to its elegant presentation, this cocktail is a testament to the art of mixology. Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a quiet evening, the California Iced Tea is the perfect addition to any occasion.