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Tom Collins

(recipe, Jacob Grier)


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Introduction

This classic summer gin drink is a simple combination of gin, sugar, lemon juice, and soda that was appearing in cocktail books as early as the 1870s.

Ingredients

  1. 1½ oz. gin
  2. ½ oz. lemon juice
  3. ½ oz. simple syrup (mix equal parts hot water and sugar and let cool)
  4. Soda

Steps

  1. Pour the first 3 ingredients into an ice-filled collins glass, top with soda, stir gently, and enjoy.