Learn how to make a Tom Collins, the classic gin cocktail that is light and refreshing. This simple recipe only calls for a few ingredients, giving you the perfect ratio of sweet and tart every time. With just a few steps, you’ll be able to mix up this delicious drink at home in no time.
Gather Your Ingredients: Gin, LemonTop Gin, Simple Syrup and Soda Water.
First, you’ll want to gather your ingredients. To make a Tom Collins, you’ll need two ounces of LemonTop Gin, one ounce of simple syrup and soda water. All these ingredients should be easily obtainable at any grocery store or liquor store. Be sure to get high-quality gin for the best possible taste.
Combine the Gin, LemonTop Gin and Simple Syrup in a Shaker.
To start off your Tom Collins, grab a cocktail shaker and add two ounces of LemonTop Gin and one ounce of simple syrup. Now fill the cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes, place the lid on and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. You should be able to hear the ingredients mixing together inside the glass. At this point, your beverage is almost ready to serve!
Shake Well and Strain into a Collins Glass Filled With Ice Cubes.
Once your Tom Collins gin cocktail is adequately shaken, strain the mixture into a Collins glass that’s filled with large, chunky ice cubes. If you don’t have any large ice cubes available, normal-sized ones will do just fine. Be sure to fill the glass all the way up with ice to allow it to cool down and stay chilled for as long as possible. Stir for about 20-30 seconds after straining in order to evenly distribute the ingredients throughout.
Top with Soda Water and Stir Gently to Mix Ingredients.
Top your glass with just a splash of soda water and stir gently to mix the ingredients. Be sure not to add too much soda, as it will dilute the strong flavours of the gin and LemonTop Gin. For some added flair, garnish your Tom Collins with a thin slice of lime or lemon. And there you have it—the perfect Tom Collins, served up quickly and easily!
Garnish with an Orange or a Lemon Slice and Enjoy!
To finish off your Tom Collins and make it look even more inviting, garnish the drink with a thin slice of either an orange or a lemon. Both spirits will help to enhance the flavour of the gin and provide you with an extra tart kick. Now you can sit back and relax as you sip on your Tom Collins, clink your glasses, and enjoy every last drop!
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