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Grateful Dead

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The tie-dyed hued cousin of a Long Island Iced Tea, the Grateful Dead cocktail combines five different alcohols to create a heady, psychedelic tipple. With tequila, rum, gin and vodka at the base, this cocktail can make you a little hazy if used in large doses—just like the music of the band that shares the drink’s name. The topper of Coke cuts the booziness, and the addition of a raspberry liqueur tries to balance out the power of four high-octane spirits. But this classic cocktail is a sure way to inspire altered states of consciousness. If you’re a fan of the LIIT, this could be a fun way to change up your regular boozy tipple. But just make sure not to use any cheap alcohols for the base ingredients, or your Grateful Dead cocktail could lead to a bad trip—and an equally bad taste in your mouth.

The Essentials

All the spirits
Raspberry Liqueur
Lemon Juice
The Details


1 oz Blanco Tequila
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Gin
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Raspberry Liqueur (Try Chambord)
0.75 oz Lemon Juice


  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker tin with cubed ice. Shake.
  • Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain the cocktail over fresh ice in a highball glass.
  • Garnish with a wheel of lemon.
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