No relation to Phil, the classic Tom Collins cocktail!
The Tom Collins is an old cocktail classic made with gin and lemon, with its sweet and sour flavour it’s a bit like a grown-up lemonade.
Tom Collins are the perfect cocktails for hot summer afternoons since they’re served over ice and full of hydrating club soda. The garnish is a distinguishing feature of a Tom Collins, add a maraschino cherry for the full effect! You can also add a slice of orange if you’d like.
A Tom Collins is irresistibly citrusy, fizzy and refreshing, with herbal notes from the gin.
The first recipe for this cocktail was published way back in 1876. To put this in perspective the majority of the classic cocktails were created in the 1920’s, so this really is an old classic. As with all our cocktails, the quantities are just a guide, so feel free to mix it up, adjust quantities to taste, experiment, but most of all have fun with it.
60 mls Gin
30 mls Lemon juice
90 mls Club Soda
1 tsp Caster Sugar
1 Maraschino cherry
1 slice of orange
Collins (of course!)
How to mix
In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, lemon juice, and sugar.
Strain into a collins glass almost filled with ice cubes.
Add the club soda.
Stir and garnish with the cherry and the orange slice.