Can I make a Tom Collins with absinthe?

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I found a cocktail that may interest you. It is a mix of Tom Collins and Absinthe, combining the refreshing qualities of Tom Collins with the strong flavor of Absinthe.
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You asked: Tom Collins with absinthe. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Rum Collins

The Rum Collins is a refreshing and classic cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. It has a...

Lime (1), White rum (60ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail with a refreshing, effervescent quality that has stood the test of time. Traditionally...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.56 / 5

Jose Collins

This drink is served in Eddy Buckingham’s cocktail bar in New York, and is the perfect accompaniment to a poolside...

Lemon Juice (25ml), Soda water (50ml), Tequila (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml)

4 ingredients
4.33 / 5

Absinthe Minded Confessor

Absinthe Minded Confessor is a bold and complex cocktail that combines the intensity of absinthe with the sweetness of Sambuca...

Sambuca (30ml), Galliano (30ml), Absinthe (90ml), Mint Leaves (4), Soda water (120ml)

5 ingredients
3.93 / 5

Tequila Collins

The Tequila Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, substituting tequila for the traditional gin. Originating...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Soda water (Top up), Tequila (60ml), Sugar Syrup (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
3.72 / 5

Elderflower And Lemon Tom Collins

The Elderflower and Lemon Tom Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, known for its sparkling...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (30ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar Syrup (10ml), Lemon liqueur (30ml), Elderflower Cordial (30ml)

6 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Absinthe Drinker

Absinthe Drinker is a classic cocktail that is often associated with the bohemian lifestyle of the 19th and early 20th...

Absinthe (30ml), Sugar (Teaspoon)

2 ingredients
3.59 / 5

John Collins

The John Collins is a refreshing classic cocktail that is a close relative of the Tom Collins, with a history...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (45ml), Soda water (60ml), Sugar Syrup (15ml), Angostura Bitters (Couple dashes)

5 ingredients
3.55 / 5


The Tomate cocktail is a simple yet potent mix that combines the anise-flavored, herbal complexities of absinthe with the sweet,...

Absinthe (90ml), Grenadine (15ml)

2 ingredients
3.53 / 5

The '75

The '75 is a bold and aromatic cocktail that plays with the aniseed flavors of absinthe and the botanical notes...

Absinthe (Dash), Gin (30ml), Grenadine (Teaspoon), Calvados (60ml)

4 ingredients
3.52 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What flavors should I expect from absinthe?

Absinthe is known for its strong anise or licorice flavor, often complemented by notes of various herbs such as fennel, wormwood, and other botanicals.

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How is a traditional Tom Collins cocktail made?

A traditional Tom Collins is made with gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and club soda. It is served in a tall glass over ice and garnished with a lemon slice and a cherry.

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What are some cocktails that use absinthe?

Absinthe is often used in cocktails like the Corpse Reviver No.2, Death in the Afternoon, and the Sazerac. Its strong flavor can transform the character of the drink.

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Can absinthe be mixed with gin?

Yes, absinthe can be mixed with gin. They both have strong flavors that can complement each other well, especially in cocktails that balance the robustness of absinthe with the botanical notes of gin.

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Is absinthe legal in the United States?

Yes, absinthe is legal in the United States, but it must be thujone-free. Thujone is a compound found in wormwood that was historically believed to have hallucinogenic properties.

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