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Tom Collins cocktail served in a glass

Tom Collins

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  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Master the art of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, plus three twists. Gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water are the ingredients for your cocktail cupboard

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal201
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs17g
sugars17g
fibre0g
protein0g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 125ml chilled soda water

Method

  • STEP 1

    Build the drink over plenty of ice in a Collins glass, stir gently and garnish with a slice of lemon. 

    3 TWISTS

    Raspberry Collins
    Raspberries give this twist on the classic Collins a pretty splash of colour. Start by gently muddling a handful of raspberries in the bottom of an empty Collins glass, then add the ice, all the other ingredients and mix well with a long handled spoon. Garnish with an orange slice. 
    Brandy Collins
    This is a really refreshing way to enjoy cognac. For best results, use a young-ish VS or VSOP cognac that’s nice and fruity. Just make the drink as normal, substituting cognac for gin, then garnish with a slice of ginger or a ribbon of lemon peel. 
    Elderflower Collins
    Elderflower and lemon is a winning combination. You can make it with elderflower cordial or liqueur for something a touch more boozy. Mix the drink as normal, but use the liqueur or cordial in place of the sugar syrup. Garnish with a lemon slice.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE A SUGAR SYRUP

Dissolve 300g caster sugar in 150ml water over a low heat. Leave to cool and bottle for future use. Will keep indefinitely.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2018

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