This uncommon variation also has a different name, but it was without a doubt the first Long Island Iced Tea variation that was published. Here in an early printing of this drink:
Eureka: Earthquakes, chicanos, celebrities, smog, fads, outdoor by Steven V. Roberts in 1974
“evening recently, dinner at the house he shares with six other young people featured “electric iced tea””
This drink is also known as an Adios Mother F$%^3 or an Adios Amigos and although, they both contain the exact same ingredients they were both created within 5 years of eachother at two different locations. We will talk more about the AMF, in depth later. The Electric in the name has always been associated with defining “Blue Curacao” as an ingredient. Such as we see with the Electric Lemonade and the Electric Smurf. It is uncertain why this is, possibly because sometimes bolts of lightining seem to be blue. It is really undetermined and there seems to be no tanglable evidence supporting the name “electric” with anything blue.
This drink was created somewhere in New York, we can rule out Long Island of course, but outside of this any area surrounding New York City could have very possibly created this drink. Their are some accuracies about this drink, the recipe for example. All literature, past and present suggest the exact same recipe, so it is clear what the drink consist of.
This drink dates between 1970 -1973 and contained at least as of then:
Shake These Ingredients:
Fresh Lemon Juice
Strain into a collins glass filled with resh ice cubes.
Lemon Wedge Garnish