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How to make Tom Collins Cocktail

Tom Collins is a cocktail which is made using Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and Soda Water. It is an easy drink and is preferred in Summers or during New year holidays.
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Tom Collins cocktail is a mixed drink which is known to have been invented somewhere in 1882 or may be much earlier than this. Tom Collins is a cocktail which is made using Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and Soda Water.

It is an easy drink and is preferred in Summers or during New year holidays.

Tom Collins is a perfect drink for parties made with Gin, Soda water and Lemon juice

Tom Collins is one of the well known cocktail drinks that you should give a try.


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There are few variations of Tom Collins, where people prefer to add some another liquor more for aroma or extra flavour.

In this article we will go through the original Tom Collins Cocktail recipe.

Drink responsibly – It is recommended adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week. Always check label for unit information.

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Tom Collins Cocktail – How To Mix

Making Tom Collins is quite straight forward and requires just few ingredients – Gin, Sugar Syrup, Lemon and Soda water.

Some people might want to stir prepare it however we prefer to shake it as this mixes the ingredients properly.

To make Tom Collins, first take lots of ice in the Cocktail Shaker and add 50 ml of Gin to it. (Lots of ice is the way to go.)

If you are mixing it for someone, prefer to use crystal clear ice cubes as it makes it look great.

Now, squeeze some fresh lemon and add the lemon juice along with Sugar syrup to the Cocktail Shaker.

Shake it vigorously for 20 – 30 seconds so the spirit and juice mix together properly.

Now strain it into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top it up with Soda Water and gently stir it with a Cocktail spoon.

Tom Collins is ready to be served, but before that add a lemon wedge and serve it with a drinking straw.


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Alternate method to mix Tom Collins Cocktail

If you are having a party and don’t want to keep shaking and making Tom Collins throughout it, then there is an alternate easy way to mix Tom Collins.

To do that, all you need is – replace Soda Water with either a ready-made Mojito or lemonade from the market or you can even try using Soft drink options such as 7up, Sprite or similar lime and/or lemon options.

In case you go with this alternate option to mix Tom Collins you may just want to take ice in Collins glass, Gin and top it up with the lemon/lime soft drink, Mojito or lemonade.

Add little sugar syrup if required and just give it a little stir to mix the drinks. You are now ready to enjoy Tom Collins and spend some more time with friends.

Recommendation

  • It is better to use freshly squeezed lemon juice to get the best flavour.
  • We used Bombay Sapphire Gin however you can use a Gin of your choice.
  • You can make it a bit stronger by making Gin double.

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Tom Collins is a perfect drink for parties made with Gin, Soda water and Lemon juice

Tom Collins Cocktail

Tom Collins is a cocktail which is made using Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup and Soda Water. It is an easy drink and is preferred in Summers or during New year holidays.
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Course: Beverages, Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Dhruv

Equipment

  • Collins Glass
  • Cocktail Mixing Spoon
  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Tom Collins

  • 50 ml Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 100 ml Soda Water
  • 25 ml Sugar Syrup
  • 25 ml Lemon Juice
  • Lots of Ice

Garnishing

  • Lemon Wedge

Instructions

How to mix Tom Collins Cocktail

  • Take lots of ice in the Cocktail Shaker and add 50 ml of Gin to it.
    50 ml Bombay Sapphire Gin, Lots of Ice
  • Now, squeeze some fresh lemon and add lemon juice along with Sugar syrup to the Cocktail Shaker.
    25 ml Lemon Juice, 25 ml Sugar Syrup
  • Shake it vigorously for 20 – 30 seconds so the spirit and juice mix together properly.
  • Now strain it into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top it up with Soda Water and gently stir it with a Cocktail spoon.
    100 ml Soda Water
  • Tom Collins is ready to be served, but before that add a lemon wedge and serve it with a drinking straw.
    Lemon Wedge

Notes

Few considerations while preparing and serving the cocktail –
  • It is better to use freshly squeezed lemon juice to get the best flavour.
  • We used Bombay Sapphire Gin however you can use a Gin of your choice.
  • You can make it a bit stronger by making Gin double.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 151kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) | Sodium: 20mg (1%) | Sugar: 16g (18%)
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