Created in the late 1800s, the Tom Collins is said to be named after a wide-spread practical joke that swept the country. This cocktail, however, is no joke.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a Collins glass with 1 1/2 cups ice, set aside in the freezer. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled Collins glass.

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  • Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 0.2g 1% DV; carbohydrates 12.8g 4% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2013
Haven t had a Tom Collins in years and it was refreshing. Don t think it ll ever be my favorite but it still was good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2013
Haven t had a Tom Collins in years and it was refreshing. Don t think it ll ever be my favorite but it still was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
I prefer vodka and it was delicious! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2018
Love TCs - hit the spot too darned often. Don't care. Add fresh OJ and keep the Angostura. Use a straw. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2018
I've tried several versions of TC on here but like this mix of gin sweet and sour the best! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2017
Really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2017
Really good! I made mine with Tonic instead of Soda and I was pleasantly surprised! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2018
Excellent recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2019
First I ever made and they came out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
Perfection. Will add to the regular rotation. Read More