Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe

A Tom Collins cocktail is a refreshing and classic drink that is perfect for a warm summer day or any time you’re in the mood for a light and bubbly beverage. This cocktail features a mixture of gin, lemon juice, sugar, and sparkling water, served over ice in a tall glass.

The lemon juice adds a bright and tangy flavor that complements the botanical notes of the gin, while the sugar helps to balance out the tartness of the lemon juice. The sparkling water gives the cocktail a refreshing effervescence and a bubbly finish.

Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe

Tom Collins Cocktail Ingredients


  • Highball Glass

Making the Tom Collins Cocktail

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Notes & Tips

Garnish, with a maraschino cherry pinned to a slice of orange with a toothpick or small skewer.

Tom Collins cocktails can be garnished with a slice of lemon and a cherry for added visual appeal. The Tom Collins is an ideal drink for warm weather and outdoor occasions. Its crisp and citrusy profile makes it a perfect refresher during spring and summer, whether you're lounging by the pool, enjoying a picnic, or unwinding on a sunny afternoon.

Whether you're a fan of gin or just looking for a delicious and refreshing cocktail, the Tom Collins is a timeless classic that is sure to please.

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Image Source(s)
  • Photo by Will Shenton.
  • Highball glass by Jeff Portaro.