Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe
If you’re a fan of the classic, a Tom Collins is the perfect drink for you. This refreshing cocktail proves that more elaborate does not always mean delicious. Sure, crazy infusions and wacky bitters are fun, but you don’t need anything fancy to create a great cocktail. Often, easy-to-source ingredients combined in simple packages result in the best drinks. This refreshing drink tastes like alcoholic sparkling lemonade and is all you need to cool down on a hot day.
There’s some debate as to the cocktail’s origin. Some believe the drink was named after a running joke between a group of friends in 19th century New York, and some say the Tom Collins is nearly identical to the gin punches being served in London bars during that time. Wherever it originated, the Tom Collins has stood the test of time and is still a much loved staple at bars globally.
This is a perfect drink to make at home, as the Tom Collins requires no special tools, not even a shaker or strainer. It also uses only simple ingredients of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and soda water. Simply build the drink in a tall glass, add ice and an optional garnish, and you’re done. Take one sip, and we’re sure you’ll see why this cocktail lives up to its classic status.
Prep time: 1 Minute
Nutrition: 122 Calories
- 50ml gin
- 25ml lemon juice
- 25ml sugar syrup
- 125ml chilled soda water
- Build the drink over plenty of ice in a Collins glass.
Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails