Tom Collins

Tom Collins Cocktail

Base Spirit: Gin

Type: Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Bubbly, Sour, Sweet

About the Tom Collins Cocktail

An all-time gin classic, the Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper spirit. While there is a debate which side of the pond this drink was born, this cocktail lives up to his classic status with every sip.

Ingredients in the Tom Collins Cocktail

  • .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • Club soda

Garnish: Lemon wheel and cherry

Glass: Highball or Collins

How to make the Tom Collins Cocktail

Add the lemon juice, simple syrup and gin to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball or Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and a cherry.

Watch advisory board member Simon Ford make a proper Tom Collins in our How to Cocktail video.

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