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Bacardí Maestro Collins

Rum , Modern Classics

Rich and refreshing, Bacardí Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron elevates the classic Tom Collins cocktail.

Cailleach’s Bath Collins

Scotch , Modern Classics

This cocktail is named for the Gaelic hag goddess of winter, Cailleach Bheur, to whom the great Corryvreckan serves as laundry basin. The use of preserved citrus and seed serve as ode to her season's bounty, with a crack of pepper to highlight the malt's spice.

Tom Coughlin Collins

Gin , Modern Classics

For football season, we had a bartender from each NFL team's hometown provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.
“My father and I have had New York Giants season tickets for at least 20 years, and we go to every home game,” says bartender Greg Lipari of New York City’s Bua. “We get there at 8 in the morning and make breakfast—bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches on English muffins, sometimes pancakes—and tailgate for hours before the game starts at 1 p.m. It’s a full-day affair, so you need a drink that it isn’t overpowering and won’t knock you over the head. If you start drinking with breakfast, you want something light and refreshing.
“I just got back from the Giants–L.A. Rams game in London, so I was inspired to do a gin cocktail,” he says of this variation on a Tom Collins. “It’s named for Tom Coughlin, who was the Giants’ head coach for the 10 years, when they won two Super Bowls. He’s the most successful coach they’ve ever had. All Giants fans love Coughlin. The blueberries are for Big Blue, of course, and the prosecco is to anticipate imminent victory.”

Joan Collins

Vodka , Modern Classics

This drink is delicately pink and 100 percent spa day, which is exactly how I imagine the life and times of Joan Collins.

Pear & Elderflower Collins

Gin Vodka , Modern Classics

Pear puree and pear liqueur add a double dose of fall flavor to this bubbly highball.

VEEV Collins

Modern Classics

Give the classic Collins cocktail an update with a measure of VEEV Spirit.

Michael Collins Honeysuckle

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

Bring out Irish whiskey's sweet side.

Rhubarb & Strawberry Collins

Gin Vodka , Modern Classics

Two of springtime's most delicious ingredients combine in this tart and refreshing tipple.

Maker’s Mark Collins

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Modern Classics

Swap gin for bourbon to create a tasty spin on the classic Tom Collins.

Tom Collins

Gin , Classics

The Tom Collins is such a classic they named the glass after it.

Cherry Collins

Vodka , Modern Classics

The classic Collins gets a black-cherry makeover.

Cucumber & Rose Collins

Gin , Modern Classics

The classic Collins took a trip through the garden.

Mango Collins

Vodka

Island flair meets cocktail tradition.

Infused Tom Collins

Tequila Vodka , Classics

Make this simple drink to show off a fruit- or herb-infused spirit you made yourself.

Raspberry Collins

Gin , Modern Classics

Find out what happens when you add raspberries to this classic gin drink.

Grand Orange Collins

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

This fizzy, citrusy concoction is distantly related to its cousin Tom.

The Barents Sea Collins

Vodka , Classics

Go on a tour of northern Europe.

The Collins

Gin , Classics

The classic original, from the original celebrity bartender, Jerry Thomas.

Tom Collins

Gin , Classics

An all-time gin classic, the Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper spirit. While there is a debate which side of the pond this drink was born, this cocktail lives up to his classic status with every sip.

Aperol Spritz

Liqueurs , Classics

The coral-hued Aperol Spritz is one of the most popular aperitifs in Italy, and for good reason. Low in alcohol, aromatic with citrus and slightly bitter, Aperol pairs seamlessly with chilled Prosecco to whet the appetite. Meeting friends for an after work Spritz is a long-established Italian tradition—and one that’s easily replicated anywhere.

Blackthorn

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

This Irish-whiskey Manhattan has a subtle anise note.

Smashing Pumpkin

Rum , Modern Classics

Homemade lemon-pumpkin soda is easy to prepare in just a few minutes and lends the Smashing Pumpkin fresh fall flavor. A base of aged rum and allspice liqueur add warming contrast, making this the perfect way to incorporate the season’s favorite squash in your cocktails.

The Brotherhood

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

An alliance of Irish and French spirits yields one delicious concoction.

Citrus Thaipiroshka

Vodka , Modern Classics

Thai basil adds an irreplaceable accent to this vodka-and-ginger-ale concoction.

Strawberry Crush

Non-Alcoholic

Forget crush, this has turned into a full-blown love affair.

Gin Fizz

Gin , Classics

Love the Tom Collins? Try its frothy, bubbly cousin, the Gin Fizz. The secret to creating the perfect creaminess and froth is to shake, shake, shake—and then shake some more.

Shifting Sands

Gin , Modern Classics

This tasty gin and citrus cocktail comes from master mixologist Sasha Petraske.

Rhode Island Red

Tequila , Modern Classics

The smallest state in the union is the namesake for this big-time tequila cocktail.

Caribeño

Rum , Tiki / Tropical

Go tropical with this coconut water, lime and rum drink.

Herradura Tequila Mojito

Tequila , Classics Modern Classics

The short trip from Cuba to Mexico makes for a drastic change in flavor for the classic Mojito. Blending mint and tequila, this warm weather drink is an excellent Cinco de Mayo cocktail.

The St-Germain Cocktail

Liqueurs , Modern Classics

The fizzy elderflower-and-wine cocktail has become a modern classic. You simply need a measure St-Germain elderflower liqueur, some Champagne to cut the sweetness and soda to make it ultra-refreshing.

Irish Jack Rose

Irish Whiskey , Classics

The classic Jack Rose cocktail gets a splash of Irish whiskey.

Ramos Gin Fizz

Gin , Classics

The fizzy Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail is all shook up.

St-Rita

Liqueurs Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

One part tequila and one part St-Germain. Simple but elegant.

Irish Blonde

Irish Whiskey , Modern Classics

St Patrick’s Day is around the corner. Start preparing now.

Smuggler’s Cove Straits Sling

Gin , Tiki / Tropical

You don't need a pegleg, a parrot or a tri-cornered hat to enjoy this drink.

Stoli Bloody Mary

Vodka , Classics

You decide exactly how to season this brunch-time classic.

Barbados Rum Punch

Rum , Punches Tiki / Tropical

An island paradise right in your glass.

Euro

Irish Whiskey Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Modern Classics

Go on a Continental tour with Irish whiskey, French vermouth and Spanish sherry.

Green Beast

Absinthe , Punches

Make a big bowl of this refreshing absinthe and lime punch.

Frisky Whiskey

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

This Michael Collins Irish Whiskey cocktail has some spunk.

Kew Garden

Rum , Modern Classics

Mint and cucumber give this summery sipper a cooling sensation.

Presbyterian

Bourbon / American Whiskey Rye Whiskey Scotch , Classics

If you treat Scotch like a religion, try this simple and classic cocktail. Be sure to use a spicy ginger ale so you get the most out of the three-part combo. Not a fan of Scotch? The Presbyterian is also delicious with a measure of bourbon.

Stoli Razpiroska

Vodka , Modern Classics

This fizzy, fruity refresher has just four ingredients.

Bushmills Irish Buck

Irish Whiskey , Classics

A whiskey and ginger ale with a delicious citrus twist.

Fruit and Gingerly

Vodka , Tiki / Tropical

A cocktail that certainly lives up to its name.

Chile Fresca

Tequila , Margaritas Modern Classics

Red bell pepper is an unusual ingredient, but it works well in this sweet-and-spicy tequila cocktail.

Sloe Gin Fizz

Liqueurs , Classics

To experience the authentic flavor of sloe berries, using Plymouth Sloe Gin is key. Sloes are tiny berries that grow wild in hedgerows around England. Unpleasantly astringent on their own, they develop a rich, tart flavor when infused in gin. The British traditionally used sloe gin in wintry drinks, but it’s become most famous for its turn in America’s refreshing Sloe Gin Fizz, paired with club soda and citrus.

Michael’s Word

Irish Whiskey Liqueurs , Modern Classics

Mr. Collins promises you’ll love this drink.

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