a few weeks ago, i tried my first tom collins. and then i was like omg what took me so long!? i’ve decided it’s now my go-to drink for the summer – because it’s sooo refreshing and simple.
2 OUNCES GIN
1 OUNCE SIMPLE SYRUP
(OR AGAVE SYRUP)
2 OUNCES LEMON JUICE
1 DASH OF BITTERS
1/4 CUP OF SPARKLING WATER
1 CUP ICE
LEMON WEDGE AND/OR ROSEMARY SPRIG FOR GARNISH
HOW TO MAKE A TOM COLLINS
fill a cocktail shaker with ice. pour in the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and a dash of bitters. cover and shake until the outside of the container is frosty, about 15 seconds. strain into a highball glass full of ice. top off with club soda and garnish with lemon slice and rosemary sprig.RECIPE VIA ALLRECIPES.COM
7 comments on “tom collins”
Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles
This looks so refreshing and perfect for Spring. I bet it would also be delicious to infuse rosemary in your simple syrup!
This is how I’ve done it in the past: http://www.lifebylyons.com/2014/04/rosemary-gin-cocktail.html#.VSajRbp1TBw
Yaas! Gin! Gin is my favorite all year round.
Yep! so simple, so perfect – makes me picture a warm spring evening in a hammock in my future!