Tom Collins Cocktail

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Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, plus three twists. Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water are the ingredients for your cocktail cupboard.

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Tom Collins

Tom Collins Cocktail


  • Author: Maki Hojo
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Easy
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 125ml chilled soda water

Instructions

Build the drink over plenty of ice in a Collins glass, stir gently and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Raspberry Collins
Raspberries give this twist on the classic Collins a pretty splash of colour. Start by gently muddling a handful of raspberries in the bottom of an empty Collins glass, then add the ice, all the other ingredients and mix well with a long handled spoon. Garnish with an orange slice.

Brandy Collins
This is a really refreshing way to enjoy cognac. For best results, use a young-ish VS or VSOP cognac that’s nice and fruity. Just make the drink as normal, substituting cognac for gin, then garnish with a slice of ginger or a ribbon of lemon peel.

Elderflower Collins
Elderflower and lemon is a winning combination. You can make it with elderflower cordial or liqueur for something a touch more boozy. Mix the drink as normal, but use the liqueur or cordial in place of the sugar syrup. Garnish with a lemon slice.


Notes

Make A Sugar Syrup
Dissolve 300g caster sugar in 150ml water over a low heat. Leave to cool and bottle for future use. Will keep indefinitely.

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About Maki Hojo

Maki Hojo is a student at the University of Michigan. A foodie since birth, she enjoys cooking, eating, photographing, reading about, and playing with any and all types of food. Her idolization of culinary delights is complemented by her active spirit - she enjoys running, swimming, barre classes, and even spontaneous bursts of interpretative dance if the mood strikes her.