Enjoy this collections of photos from a cocktail party we were a party of a little while ago. Please note that our drink was a Long Island Ice Tea with a fancy name. It was mixed in a plastic ikea planter the size of a small washing machine and I stirred it with a chefs knife. It was by far the least sophisticated drink of the night but was by an even farther distance the most alcoholic and therefore the most attended.
My story was about Long Island, and the feeling of hopelessness that can surround you when you try to be funny.
The pictures are pretty killer. And here is the L.I.I.T. recipe for those who want to try this at home:
A Significant Long Island Ice Tea:
1 part Gin - get good shit and make it floral because it is gin and needs to do something or you might as well just put in more vodka
1 part Vodka - get the most flavorless shit you can find that doesn’t give you a headache
1 part White Tequila - Don’t be fooled into thinking you need an expensive tequila. blanco is essentially the vodka of tequila so get something that won’t give you a headache and reminds you of doing stupid things when you are young.
1 part white rum - Although this is white as well, and essentially flavorless there is some hidden sweetness in here. Buy the best rum you can afford and enjoy the energy spike/crash it will give you. Also doing shot of this after you get hammered is the best way to assure someone is going to get arrested.
1/2 part cointreau (tripple sec) - this is an orange flavor liqueur. Buy the best type of this you can. It is where the difference between a L.I.I.T. in a plastic cup and this amazing boozy drink i am telling you about really starts to makes itself known.
1/2 part fresh lemon juice - squeeze them shits yourself because that is how it is supposed to be done
1/10 part fresh lime juice - Obviously I am guessing here but you can figure that shit out yourself. It needs a little lime and don’t stick a wedge in the glass because this isn’t cro-bar.
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
Mix all of that stuff up in a big bowl, or pitcher or you can pour it back into a bottle that the booze came out of. Put it on ice and wait until it is cold until you start serving it.
- Put ice in glass
- Pour mix until glass is 65% full
- top with mexican coke - it is a little more expensive but it is made from sugar and that shit matters because corn syrup tastes like liver disease
- put in a big straw and hand it to your guest
These drinks are really strong so be careful because you are going to get people drunk. You are welcome
Significant Portraits from Significant Cocktails, a party I made honoring Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn’s new book, Significant Objects. Mixology by Michael J. Cirino (pictured), Lynnette Marreo and Martim Smith-Mattsson.