Emergency Post: How to Make a Tom Collins

Eegads! What is a Tom Collins, you ask, oh dear anonymous commenter? It's a perfect summer sipper cocktail, which was quite popular in the 1950s and 60s. Basically, it's a jazzed up gin sour, but it sure is tasty!

If you're of age and of the inclination, whip yourself up one and let me know what you think! But please. Don't skimp on the gin. Get the good stuff. Life is just too short to drink bad liquor. Srsly.

What you'll need:

2 oz. quality gin
1 oz. lemon juice
1 tsp superfine sugar or simple syrup
3-4 oz. club soda
1 orange slice
1 maraschino cherry

What you'll do:

Shake gin, lemon juice and sugar together with ice and pour over ice. Add club soda and garnish with orange and cherry. Ta-da! That, my fine friend, is a Tom Collins.


HennHouse said...

These taste so much better with simple syrup. And it really is simple to make. 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water cooked over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Chill.

Yum. We use it in our Mint Juleps, too.

MSM said...

Ah, and if you decide while you're at it to make hummingbird food it is done the same way only bring to a boil 1 cup sugar and 4 cups water!

Let cool, fridge extra, pour into your clean hummingbird feeder and love your new little birdie friends.

Be a responsible feeder though, they establish (and very m uch depend) on their estabished food sources (like all birds) so be consistent.

If still some left after 24 hours dump into sink, rinse with hot water and try for fresh.

Don't spill your nectar either outside or you will get ants.

Happy feeding the birds while sipping your julips or TCs!!!!!

Thanks for the recipe Evelyn.

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