Tom Collins

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Tom Collins

About The Tom Collins Cocktail

Master the 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 The Tom Collins Cocktail

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


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.

Other Information

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

Cocktail Profile

Flavor: Bubbly, Sour, Sweet

Base Spirit:
Cocktail Type:

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  • ptwood.b2707 posted 3 months ago

    In our tasting room we like to make ours with our Mountain Hopped Gin and a splash of our Fleur De Sureau ( Elderflower Liqueur) summer in a glass!

    P.T. Wood
    Wood's High Mountain Distillery
    Salida Colorado

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