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Tom Collins Recipe
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Tom Collins

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"This is a great warm weather cocktail with or without the splash of bitters."

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    5 mins

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  1. 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 a lemon slice and maraschino cherry.
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Sep 15, 2009

A solid Tom Collins recipe. Omit the bitters if you don't have them. I use less lemon juice (1 ounce). Fresh lemon juice is best, but bottled will work in a pinch. If you want something light and refreshing, try this recipe! If you're not a gin fan, substitue vodka for a Vodka Collins.

May 01, 2008

Pretty Good! I didn't have bitters on hand, so I left that out, but otherwise followed the recipe. Enjoying one right now. Light and refreshing. Will probably make a 2nd one later...


15 Ratings

Apr 04, 2008

This is one of my favourite bar drinks. Not too sweet, but not too sour either. Highly recommended.

Sep 14, 2010

Great recipe, thanks! I added a little more simple syrup- perfection.

Feb 08, 2010

A very good tom collins recipe. At times I prefer lime juice to lemon, but it is all up to your own tastedbuds :)

Feb 11, 2012

Fantastic... my husband loves tom collins and I had to atempt it. Made it two nights in a row and my husband and I felt like we were on holiday. A movie on our tv, cheese and crackers, and tom collins. The shaker caused a great refreshing froth at the top! I had a date with John and Tom.

Jul 29, 2011

Live this summer time cooler... Yum!

Nov 01, 2011

Classic..very refreshing


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