Tom Collins Cocktail
The most interesting thing about the Tom Collins Cocktail is the mystery surrounding its origin. The drink is associated, for most people, with the Irish political activist (although not well known) who died during the Irish rebellion in 1798. There was, however, a drink called John Collins since the 1860s, which was named after a head waiter working at the Limmer’s Old House in Mayfair.
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp fine sugar
- 60 ml Tanqueray gin
- mint sprig or lemon wedge for garnish
To make the Tom Collins Cocktail, add the sugar syrup (or powdered sugar as substitute) along with lemon juice in a Collins glass. Pour the gin into the mix. Add in some ice in the glass and garnish the cocktail with mint sprigs, lemon wedge, or maraschino cherries. You can also add some soda into the mix as an alternative recipe.
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