Meet the Tom Collins


Although no one is sure who the Tom Collins drink is named after, what is sure is that this gin cocktail is a refreshing alternative to the ubiquitous gin and tonic. Invented in the United States in the 19th century, it soon took the world by storm when it started to be served in American bars across the world.

Sometimes confused with the gin fizz, the Tom Collins is served with ice and in a taller glass. In a perfect Tom Collins, every element blends together beautifully: the bitter gin deliciously matched with the sour lemon and sweet sugar syrup. Plus, it’s super easy to make.

Ingredients

Ice Cubes
3 Parts Gin
2 Parts Lemon Juice
1 Part Simple Syrup
Soda Water
1 Maraschino Cherry
1 Wedge Lemon

Preparation

In a Collins or highball glass, mix three parts gin, two parts freshly squeezed lemon juice and one part sugar syrup with ice.
 Top with four parts soda water.
 Garnish with a lemon wedge and a maraschino cherry.

Drinkware : Highball Glass

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