If people don’t know where Long Island is, at least they’ve heard about it thanks to one of the most potent alcoholic drinks with American roots. A glass of Long Island Ice Tea is the surefire way to get a little buzz on: vodka, gin, tequila, rum, triple sec…just one will do the job. And, of course, who makes this drink better than folks right here on our Island? Try the Best Long Island Ice Tea on Long Island in 2015 for the greatest version of our namesake drink you’ll ever have.

2015: Long Islanders Voted Palmer’s American Grille Best Long Island Ice Tea on Long Island!

Palmer’s American Grille
123 Fulton Ave., Farmingdale. 516-420-0609. palmersamericangrille.com

Mixing up Long Island Iced Teas in this stiff drink’s hometown should be as easy for everyone as the bartenders at Palmer’s American Grille make it look. But, sadly, there are a great many disappointing beverages being passed off as Long Island Iced Teas across the region and beyond. For the real deal—a Long Island Iced Tea that will make locals proud of their namesake drink again—grab a seat at this classy restaurant and bar and place your order. Why not make it two?

2014: Long Islanders Voted Post Office Cafe in Babylon Best Long Island Iced Tea on Long Island!

1. Post Office Café
130 W. Main St., Babylon. 631-669-9224. lessings.com
This signature drink put Long Island on the map. Simply put, it combines an intoxicating blend of vodka, gin, tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and rum. Then comes the twist that separates the mediocre from the masters—and the Post Office Café has come up with the supreme formula. Their Long Island Iced Tea recipe is a secret, but we can tell you that they make theirs with only the finest top-shelf liquors at a cozy establishment that has been a Babylon mainstay for more than 30 years. Worth trying, if not for the intoxicating flavors, to represent this island we call home!

2. Dublin Deck
325 River Ave., Patchogue. 631-207-0370. dublindeck.com

3. Library Café
274 Main St., Farmingdale. 516-752-7678. lessings.com

2013: Long Islanders Voted Post Office Cafe in Babylon Best Long Island Iced Tea on Long Island!

1. Post Office Café
130 W. Main St., Babylon. 631-669-9224. lessings.com

2. Even Flow Bar and Grill
150 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-665-9696. www.evenflowbarandgrill.com

3. Tropix
395 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport.  516-623-8767. www.tropixonthemile.com

2012: Long Islanders Voted Even Flow Bar and Grill in Bay Shore Best Long Island Iced Tea on Long Island!

1. Even Flow Bar and Grill
150 E. Main St., Bay Shore. 631-665-9696.

2. Nutty Irishman
Multiple Locations. www.thenuttyirishman.com

3. Post Office Café
130 West Main St., Babylon. 631-669-9224. www.lessings.com

2011: Long Islanders Voted Post Office Cafe in Babylon Best Long Island Iced Tea on Long Island!

1. Post Office Café
130 W. Main St., Babylon. 631-669-9224. www.thepostofficecafe.com

2. Kodiaks Restaurant & Bar
1815 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. 631-414-7055. www.kodiaksrestaurant.net

3. The Stone Turtle
4160 Austin Blvd., Island Park. 516-431-6570. www.thestoneturtlerestaurant.com

NATIONAL. T.G.I. Friday’s, Multiple Locations. www.tgifridays.com