A splash of citrus and carbonation makes the Rum Collins refreshing and perfect for happy hour! Another cocktail in the Collins family and similar to the Tom Collins, the difference lies in the base spirit. As you can guess, in this case, it’s rum!
Even though the difference in ingredients between a Rum Collins and a Tom Collins lies in the simple swap of just one ingredient, the flavor is quite unique. The formula for collins drinks includes sweet, sour, spirit, and soda water! It’s obvious in the name that rum is used in a Rum Collins. Gin (Tom Collins), vodka, and whiskey have their place in other collins family cocktails.
Rum Collins Recipe
A simple recipe with simple ingredients makes this drink easy to mix up at home in moments. Add good quality rum, simple syrup, and lime juice to a glass with ice. Top with soda water, garnish and enjoy!
How to Make a Rum Collins
- Fill a Collins glass with ice
- Pour in the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice
- Top the glass with soda water
- Garnish with a lemon and enjoy!
How to Serve
Since there is a whole family of Collins cocktails, there is a glass named to serve them. A collins glass or tumbler filled with ice will hold the mixed drink. Lemon makes the perfect garnish and can add a bit more citrus and tartness to the cocktail.
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A splash of citrus and carbonation makes the Rum Collins refreshing and perfect for happy hour! Similar to the Tom Collins, the difference lies in rum being the base spirit.
- 2 ounces rum
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 2 ounces soda water
Fill a glass with ice
Pour in the rum, simple syrup and lime juice
Top with soda
Garnish and enjoy