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If people don’t know where Long Island is, at least they’ve heard of it thanks to one of the most potent alcoholic drinks. But which of the many bars on Long Island makes the region’s namesake cocktail best?

Long Islanders voted Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails the Best Long Island Iced Tea on Long Island in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest! 

The perfect glass of a Long Island Iced Tea is a way of life for people on Long Island. And for the fourth year in a row, Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails takes the title as the best.

Mercato’s fabulous bartenders take simple ingredients: gin, tequila, vodka, rum, triple sec with a splash of coke and a lemon wedge and carefully develop a highly delicious version of an iconic drink guaranteed to pack a punch.

If their other equally carefully crafted cocktails on the menu is any indication of how a drink should be made, you can be confident you’ve made the right choice by visiting Mercato’s for a good time.

Mercato Kitchen & Cocktails is located at 4958 Merrick Rd. in Massapequa Park. It can be reached at 516-308-3582 mercatokitchen.com

To find all the other 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Winners of the 2021 contest will be announced soon. Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2022 Bethpage Best of Long Island program now through Aug. 31.

To read more Best of Long Island Spotlights, visit longislandpress.com/category/boli-spotlight

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