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Tom Collins

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Posted: 04/03/21

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If you haven’t met Tom Collins (the cocktail of course!), you’re missing out. Refreshing but not too sweet, it’s obvious why the classic Tom Collins cocktail has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite. Sparkling lemonade for adults with citrusy notes and fizz that are thirst-questing and straight-up delicious!

two glasses of tom collins with ice, lemon, cherry

Can you believe this cocktail has celebrated close to 150 birthdays? Although getting older, the Tom Collins drink isn’t losing any of its popularity. Refreshing and full of zest, Tom Collins cocktail is the perfect beverage to enjoy on a warm day.

Tom Collins Recipe

Tom Collins ingredients combine to create a medley that tastes like sunshine! Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Top with soda water and stir. Garnish and serve.

two glasses tom collins cocktail with ice, lemon, cherry

How to Make a Tom Collins Drink

  1. Fill a glass with ice
  2. Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup
  3. Top with soda water and gently stir
  4. Garnish with a lemon slice and cherry
two glasses tom collins cocktail with ice, lemon, and cherry

How to Serve

A Tom Collins drink can be served in – you guessed it – a Collins glass! Its ingredients are added to a glass full of ice, which highlights the refreshing flavor and ambiance of the cocktail. A slice of lemon and cherry make the perfect garnish before serving or enjoying for yourself.

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two glasses tom collins with ice, lemon, cherry
glass of tom collins cocktail with ice, cherry and lemon slice
5 from 1 vote

Tom Collins

Serves: 1 cocktail
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
The classic Tom Collins cocktail is a sparkling lemonade for adults with citrusy notes and fizz that are thirst-questing and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces soda water

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Pour in the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  • Top with soda water and stir.
  • Garnish and enjoy.
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
glass of tom collins cocktail with ice, cherry and lemon slice

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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