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Tom Collins Recipe

Tom Collins Recipe

Dive into a delicious collaboration of flavors and say hello to your new favorite cocktail. With an aromatic herb-infused gin and a burst of freshly squeezed lemon, the classic Tom Collins cocktail is always a winner in our book.  

The splash of the fizzy soda water is the perfect complement to this grown-up lemonade. Perfect for an afternoon refresher after a round of golf or even a poolside happy hour. The opportunities are limitless.  


Fizzy cocktail in a clear glass with grapefruit garnish on an oyster print cocktail napkin


A Few Key Ingredients: 

  • Gin: We prefer a London Dry Gin for this one.  
  • Lemon Juice: The perfect punch of citrus.   
  • Club Soda: Don’t skip out on this us.  

Whether you are hosting guests or simply looking for a new cocktail hour recipe, this Tom Collins concoction is full of flavorful ingredients that are easy to find and simple to prepare.   

Although the traditional Tom Collins calls for a maraschino cherry, we like to put our own spin on the recipe and add a slice of grapefruit instead. It still adds a colorful touch but pairs well with the citrus-based beverage.   

Serve it in Style  

Choose a Stylish Glass 
Our pick - the Collins glass - a tall and narrow glass 

Add an interesting Garnish 
Drop in a wedge of lemon and a cherry - how pretty! 
Serve Alongside an Upscale Napkin 
A linen napkin makes the cocktail feel a bit more special, plus the linen just feels better to the touch than paper. 

 Oyster print cocktail napkins

The Tom Collins 

Serves 1 
2 ounces London Dry gin 
1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed 
½ ounce simple syrup 
Splash of club soda, to top 

1 lemon wedge  
1 maraschino cherry 
Fill a glass with ice and add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Top with a splash of club soda and stir. 

Make it a Mocktail  
Omit the gin and increase the freshly squeezed lemon to 3 ounces. The soda will add fizz and the garnish adds a touch of color making this "lemonade" feel more like an adult beverage, less the alcohol.  



Serve It Up


Have a few Oyster Print Cocktail Napkins at the ready for serving this refreshing cocktail.


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