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