Jose Collins
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Jose Collins
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.33 / 5
This drink is served in Eddy Buckingham’s cocktail bar in New York, and is the perfect accompaniment to a poolside vacation. This drink is served in Eddy Buckingham’s cocktail bar in New York, and is the perfect accompaniment to a poolside vacation.
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Base ingredient
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Tequila
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, orange
Alcohol content
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16% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Jose Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins, substituting tequila for gin, which brings a delightful assertiveness to the drink. The sharpness of the fresh lemon juice blends harmoniously with the smooth sweetness of the sugar syrup, while the soda water adds a necessary fizz that elevates the tequila, making it a perfect choice for those warm, lazy poolside days.

Method
How to make a Jose Collins

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add tequila, fresh lemon juice, and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice
Pour over ice into a highball glass and top up with soda water
Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry and serve
~ The syrup provides sweet relief from the bitter lemon and tequila, making for a delicious combination of sweet and sour. Use 901 Sauza tequila. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Jose Collins cocktail?

The Jose Collins cocktail is a variation of the classic Tom Collins, which originated in the late 19th century. While the Tom Collins is traditionally made with gin, the Jose Collins substitutes gin with tequila, adding a Mexican twist to this classic. The exact origin of the adaptation to include tequila isn't well-documented, but it's part of a broader trend of creating 'Collins' variants by substituting different spirits.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the type of tequila used in a Jose Collins?

Yes, you can substitute the type of tequila in a Jose Collins. The recipe typically calls for blanco (silver) tequila for its clean, crisp flavors that blend well with the lemon juice and soda water. However, you can experiment with reposado or añejo tequila for a smoother taste with a hint of oak. Keep in mind that changing the tequila type will slightly alter the cocktail's flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of glass should I use for a Jose Collins if I don't have a Highball glass?

If you don't have a Highball glass, you can use any tall glass as an alternative, such as a Collins glass or even a pint glass. The key is to ensure that there is enough room to accommodate the cocktail along with the ice and soda water, allowing for proper mixing and carbonation levels that are characteristic of the drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Jose Collins?

To adjust the sweetness of the Jose Collins, you can modify the amount of sugar syrup to suit your taste. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can increase the sugar syrup slightly. Conversely, for a less sweet drink, reduce the amount of syrup. You can also experiment with different types of sweeteners, such as agave syrup, which may complement the tequila's flavor profile more closely.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is the Jose Collins suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

Yes, the Jose Collins is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans, as it contains no animal products. The ingredients are simple and plant-based, consisting of lemon juice, soda water, tequila, and sugar syrup. However, it's always a good practice to check the specific brands of ingredients used, especially the sugar syrup, to ensure they align with vegetarian or vegan principles.

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