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Vodka Collins

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Posted: 04/18/21

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Sometimes the beauty of a mixed drink lies in its simplicity. The refreshing and lively Vodka Collins is the perfect example! Light, tart, and slightly sweet, I could drink these all day long! The crisp combination of vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and soda water makes this drink extra charming and easy to enjoy.

glass of vodka collins with ice, orange slice and cherry

Whether relaxing on a summer day, happy hour with friends, a casual dinner at home or because it’s simply Tuesday, you’ll find the Vodka Collins and its exceptional fizz fitting. It’s in the collins family, along with the classic Tom Collins (uses gin) only differing by vodka being the spirit employed.

Vodka Collins Recipe

To make a Vodka Collins mixed drink, combine your choice of quality vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a glass with ice. Top the glass with soda water and give it a gentle stir. Garnish with whatever fruit you prefer, an orange and cherry are our favorites!

How to Make a Vodka Collins

  1. Fill a high ball or collins glass with ice
  2. Pour vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup into glass
  3. Top with soda water
  4. Stir gently and garnish
two glasses of vodka collins with ice, orange slice and cherry garnish

How to Serve

A Vodka Collins drink is served in a Collins or high ball glass over ice. The carbonation of the soda water combined with the other clean, invigorating ingredients make this chilled drink oh so refreshing! An orange slice and Marchiano cherry are the perfect garnish to top the cocktail.

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two glasses of vodka collins with ice, orange slice and cherry
two glasses of vodka collins with ice, orange slice and cherry garnish
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Vodka Collins

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
The refreshing and lively Vodka Collins is the perfect example of beauty in simplicity! The crisp combination of vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, and soda water makes this drink extra charming and easy to enjoy.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice
  • Add the vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup
  • Top up with soda water
  • Garnish and enjoy
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
two glasses of vodka collins with ice, orange slice and cherry garnish

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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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