Thursday, August 11, 2011

Classic Cocktail-Tom Collins

It's time for a classic, classic cocktail.  We're talking 1886, yep that's a classic.  I'm sure a lot of you have heard of a Tom Collins but have you ordered one or just thought of it as that drink your grandpa used to order?  

Give it a try, perfect to savor in the last days of summer.  Light and refreshing, gin, lemon, and simple syrup.  I prefer mine without the traditional cherry and orange wedge garnish, and substitute it with lemon.  And if you're feeling adventurous try using a ginger simple syrup or adding a shot of domain de canton, perfection!

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Soda Water

Shake gin, simple syrup, and lemon over ice, pour into tall collins glass and top with soda water.  Add lemon zest, orange slice, cherry, ginger, whatever ya feel.  Enjoy!


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