Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

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)

Cocktail Preparation

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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