It’s a battle of the Long Island iced tea, Kingsport vs. New York


It’s a battle of the Long Island iced tea.

Earlier this week, the model city reclaimed it’s stake in history as the home of the famous cocktail. Now, Kingsport bars have some competition.

The City of Kingsport claimed the original Long Island iced tea, but some New Yorkers in the Long Island area got wind and are now challenging Kingsport to a duel.

The organization Hudson’s on the Mile sent a letter to Kingsport officials challenging the model city’s bars to a “battle for the tea.”

The loser has to raise the winner’s state flag over their bar.

Amy Margaret McColl, the marketing manager for Visit Kingsport, said the city had a response for New York.

“We are accepting that challenge, we are rallying our troops here in Kingsport, Tennessee, gathering our ingredients and we are ready to defend our honor,” McColl said.

Kingsport officials sent a letter to the organization in New York to official accept the challenge, it ended with “Bless yall’s heart.”

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