I’ll Keep It With Mine
Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios by David Friedman aka @ironicsans
Bob “Rosebud” Butt is credited with inventing the Long Island Iced Tea while he was a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island in the 1970s. Bob may not be the first bartender to have made a mixed drink resembling iced tea — some stories say that a similar drink was mixed during prohibition — but Bob says he’s pretty sure he’s the first person to come up with this particular recipe. Bob in included in the “Inventors” series because he serves as a reminder that not every invention has to be serious, or for profit, or part of a larger plan.
We all have Long Island Ice Tea stories and here’s why. Check it out in the latest installment in David Friedman’s fantastic INVENTORS series.
I have so many stories that involve Long Island ice teas… Too many, probably.