Tom Collins Recipe
Delicious Tom Collins Drink on a Hot Day
How to Make a Tom Collins Drink
The Tom Collins drink is an official International Bartenders Association cocktail drink. The essential ingredients in a Tom Collins recipe are gin and lemon juice. It is not difficult at all to learn how to make a Tom Collins drink.A Tom Collins is an excellent cocktail drink recipe to use during the hot months of summer. If you haven't tried a Tom Collins cocktail, it tastes just like delicious lemonade to me with no noticeable alcohol taste. But watch out- these can sneak up on you for this very reason!So, here is how to make a Tom Collins recipe with the traditional Tom Collins ingredients.
Tom Collins Ingredients
2 ounces gin1 ounce lemon juice, (freshly squeezed, if possible)1 teaspoon confectioner's sugarClub soda
How to Mix a Tom Collins Drink
Add the first three ingredients for your Tom Collins drink to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes. Shake vigorously long enough to chill, about 30 seconds.Pour the strained cocktail ingredients into a Tom Collins glass or similar tall glass filled almost to the top with ice cubes. Top off with the club soda. Stir and serve with a straw.Possible garnishes for your Tom Collins drink are an orange or lemon slice. Some people add a maraschino cherry.
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Vodka Tom Collins and Other Variations of the Tom Collins Recipe
One of my favorite variations of a Tom Collins recipe is a Vodka Tom Collins drink. Simply replace the gin with vodka. I love vodka drinks, so I admit that I enjoy Vodka Tom Collins drinks even better than the traditional Tom Collins drink. Try mixing with flavored vodkas, too, for even more ways to experiment with a traditional Tom Collins recipe.
Background of the Tom Collins Drink Cocktail
Where did the name for the Tom Collins drink originate? No one knows for sure. There are two main theories about the name of a Tom Collins cocktail. Most claim that the Tom Collins drink was named after an old brand of sweet gin called 'Old Tom'. Some people say that the name of the Tom Collins drink cocktail came from the creator of the popular cocktail. Who created it? No one knows that, either.
Enjoy a Tom Collins Drink the Easy Way
If you don't want to learn how to mix a Tom Collins drink, there are plenty of Tom Collins drink mixes where you simply add the alcohol. They taste really nice, but a traditional Tom Collins recipe has them beat.