A classic Tom Collins is a refreshing mix of Gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and soda all topped off with a bright red maraschino cherry.
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What possibly started out as the John Collins in London, this was the name of the head waiter who worked at Limmer’s Old House in the Mayfair area of London. The first Tom Collins drink dated back to 1876 so this drink has some history.
With over 18 other Collins drinks, the Classic Tom Collins is still the most popular and makes appearances in movies and TV shows like Meet the Parents and Mad Men.
Perfectly refreshing for those hot summer days and made with just a few simple ingredients. Gin (vodka can be used), fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda and garnished with maraschino cherries served in a tall glass.
This drink must be served in a tall glass. There is a glass called a Collins glass specifically made to serve this drink.
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