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Tom Collins

Tom Collins
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Master this all-time gin classic. The Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper-centric spirit. While there is a debate raging about which side of the pond this drink hails from, this cocktail lives up to its classic status with every sip.


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  • 2 ounces London Dry gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • club soda, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wheel
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into a Collins glass.

  2. Fill with ice, top with club soda and stir.

  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry (optional).