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Tom Collins

Tom Collins

First memorialized in writing in 1876 by "the father of American mixology" Jerry Thomas, this 'Gin and Sparkling Lemonade' drink typically is served in a Collins glass over ice.

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz Old Tom 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, lemon juice and simple sugar syrup into a Collins glass half filled with ice.
  2. Stir
  3. Complete with soda

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


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Average Score: 8.8 (18 votes)

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By 1878, the Tom Collins was being served in the bar rooms of New York City and elsewhere. Identified as 'a favorite drink in demand everywhere' in the 1878 edition of The Modern Bartender's Guide by O. H. Byron

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Added by David on
Last updated on 2009-08-31 11:58:07
Status: Approved