That Long Island ice tea recipe...the one your aunt was famous for...and you were too young to drink? What was that recipe?
Do you remember all of you getting into the car and heading out on a hot, summer Saturday to visit the family on Long Island, N.Y.?
Oh, those days of getting caught in traffic going to the beach...the kids arguing over who got to put the money in the toll both. Ah, memories.
Looking to remember those days again?
This Long Island Ice tea recipe may help!
Please remember to drink responsibly.
1. Did you know that Long Island is the fourth largest island of the United States?
2. It is close to New York City. When the railroad came to town in 1844 it opened up New York City to Long Island and its fishing and farming industries.
3. Today the rail road carries passengers to and from Long Island and New York City for commuting to work or school. Others use it for recreations and cultural events in NYC.
(Most likely, what makes many commuters happy (besides getting a seat on the train) is getting a parking permit. Yes, this piece of paper to allow them to park their car at the railroad station.
Depending on what town you live in the wait can be months to years. It is a prized possession if you need to commute daily to New York City. There may be access to daily parking spots at the station but get there early).
4. Southampton is the location of where the novel "The Great Gatsby" took place.
5. Levittown, was one of the first communities of what we would call planned suburban communities.
Cool stuff to talk about with friends and family while drinking your iced tea.