How To Make A Tom Collins


This is a delicious drink whose flavor profile suffered for many years from being made with artificial sour mix from soda guns at bars. When made with fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, this is a wonderful, refreshing, and impressive cocktail. A note on the glassware: As the name implies, a Collins glass is ideal for this drink: it is similar to a Highball glass, only a bit skinnier and a bit taller. It’s up to you if you want to splurge on both Highball and Collins glassware, but a Highball glass will work just fine.


EQUIPMENT

Ingredients

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the Shaker.
  • Add ice and shake until very cold, about 15 seconds. Fill the glass with as much ice as possible.
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the ice-filled glass.Top with club soda.
  • Stir gently to combine—three rotations should be enough. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

quick tip

Learning to make this drink is a jumping-off point for endless variations. Muddle some strawberries, add some herbs, and/or change the base spirit to create your own original cocktail.


Tom Collins

This is a delicious drink whose flavor profile suffered for many years from being made with artificial sour mix from soda guns at bars. When made with fresh lemon juice and simple syrup, this is a wonderful,refreshing, and impressive cocktail.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 2

Equipment

  • 12-ounce Collins glass
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Bar spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Lemon Juice
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon Wedge

Instructions
 

  • Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  • Add ice and shake until very cold, about 15 seconds. Fill the glass with as much ice as possible.
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the ice-filled glass.Top with club soda.
  • Stir gently to combine—threerotations should be enough. Garnish with a lemonwedge.

Notes

Learning to make this drink is a jumping-off point for endless variations. Muddle some strawberries, add some herbs, and/or change the base spirit to create your own original cocktail.
Keyword Club Soda, gin, Shaker, simple syrup