Tom Collins is a classic cocktail that has been around since the 19th century. This recipe was possibly derived from an older drink called the John Collins or simply improving on the original thangigrin-based Tom and Jerry cocktail. The Tom Collins is usually made with gin, soda water, sugar, and lemon juice for tanginess. What makes this recipe unique is its lasting popularity – still loved to this day by those seeking out a refreshing and zesty boozy beverage! Whether you enjoy a Tom Collins at a bar, restaurant, or make one yourself at home, it remains an incredibly popular cocktail that doesn’t show signs of fading away anytime soon.
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 oz Soda Water
- 3/4 oz Simple Sugar
- Garnish: Lemon Wedge (maraschino cherry is optional)
Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a Collins glass. Fill with ice, top with club soda and stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry (optional)
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