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The classic refreshing summer drink

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz Gin[ Add ]
1 oz Lemon Juice[ Add ]
2 dashes Simple Syrup[ Add ]
3 oz Club soda[ Add ]
Method: On the rocks
Glass: Collins
  1. Pour the gin, the lemon juice and the sugar syrup in a tall glass filled with lots of ice cubes
  2. Top with Club Soda
  3. Stir gently

Volume: 6.1 oz
Alcohol units: 2.4 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%


Times viewed: 53235
Average Score: 7.2 (8 votes)

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The original Collins cocktail was a John Collins, the headwaiter at a hotel and coffee-house named Limmer's, in London, around 1790 to 1817.

If you shake the drink instead of building it over ice, you get a Gin Fizz.

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Added by David on
Last updated on 2009-09-29 10:09:21
Status: Approved