Tom Collins

Tom Collins

By definition, a “Collins” is a tall, iced cocktail made with liquor (gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, or brandy), lemon juice, sugar, and soda water, and garnished with a lemon slice. It is served in a 10-to-12-ounce “Collins” glass. Gin is the liquor in the most popular version of this cocktail, the Tom Collins, the name of which most probably memorializes its inventor.

Yield: 2 6-ounce drinks

¼ cup fresh lemon juice, strained

4 ounces gin or vodka

2 ½ teaspoons superfine sugar

3 ounces club soda

2 very thin orange slices, for garnish

1 kumquat, sliced into very thin rounds, for garnish

Step 1: Shake the lemon juice, gin, and sugar together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add the club soda and strain into ice-filled glasses. Garnish the rim of each glass with the oranges and kumquats.

 

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