Tom Collins
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Tom Collins
Cocktail recipe

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4.56 / 5
The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail with a refreshing, effervescent quality that has stood the test of time. Traditionally served in a highball glass, this cocktail beautifully balances the ... more The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail with a refreshing, effervescent quality that has stood the test of time. Traditionally served in a highball glass, this cocktail beautifully balances the tartness of lemon juice with the botanical notes of gin, smoothed out by the sweetness of sugar syrup. The soda water adds a lively sparkle, making the Tom Collins a perennial favorite, especially during the warm summer months. Its garnish, typically a maraschino cherry and a lemon slice, not only adds to the visual appeal but also provides subtle complementary flavors. The drink's enduring popularity is owed to its crisp, invigorating taste and simple yet sophisticated mix of ingredients.

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1876
Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Lemon, cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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12% | 1.8 units *
Details
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Classic
Stirred

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Lemon Juice cocktail ingredient
Lemon Juice
30ml 1oz 3cl
Gin cocktail ingredient
Gin
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Soda water cocktail ingredient
Soda water
60ml 2oz 6cl
Sugar Syrup cocktail ingredient
Sugar Syrup
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients except the soda into a highball glass with ice
Stir and top up with the soda
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lemon slice and serve

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