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Tom Collins

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great warm weather cocktail with or without the splash of bitters."
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5 m servings
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)


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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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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 ligh...

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...

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

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

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

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 c...

Live this summer time cooler... Yum!

Classic..very refreshing

I hate drinks that are too sweet but added just a bit more simple syrup to cut the tartness. This is light and refreshing. Perfect compliment to Gin's botanicals.