The Thirst Quenching Tom Collins

Pro-tip: Keep this easy-to-make classic cocktail in your summertime rotation.

Crisp, clean and with mouth-watering acidity for days, this centuries-old thirst-quencher has not only survived so-called modern mixology, it helped inspire it. Warning: After sipping this amazingly simple summertime drink, you’ll never look at a fancy cocktail menu the same way again.

Tom Collins  

2½ ounces London dry or Old Tom gin
1 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3 ounces club soda
1 seedless cherry (for garnish)
1 slice orange (for garnish)

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well. Strain into a Collins glass filled three-quarters with ice. Top with club soda and stir several times. Garnish with the cherry and orange slice.

Photo by Noah Fecks

Published on June 8, 2015
Topics: Cocktail Recipes, Spirits Trends

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