The Tom Collins is a favorite American cocktail since 1876, this manly drink has been popular from its creation by Jerry Thomas, famed mixologist of New York. Thomas (pictured) wrote the first book containing cocktail recipes in 1862 and is considered the Father of American Mixology. The Tom Collins is one of his most memorable creations, dating from the Centennial, honoring the average American.

Tom Collins
Recipe type: Alcoholic Cocktails
Serves: 1
  • 2 ounces Gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 slice orange
  1. In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, lemon juice, and sugar.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a collins glass almost filled with ice cubes.
  4. Add the club soda.
  5. Stir and garnish with the cherry and the orange slice.

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