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.
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 one...trust 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.
The Tom Collins
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.