How to Make Your Own Collins Cocktail
This cocktail recipe template is perfect for experimenting with different spirits, simple syrups, and citrus fruits. Learn how to make the classic Tom Collins your own with this easy recipe template.
- 2 oz gin, or other spirit of choice (I used Empress 1908 Gin)
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- club soda, or other carbonated water
Combine the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
Shake until chilled, about 12 seconds, then strain into a Collins glass (or other tall glass) filled with ice.
Top with chilled club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and a cocktail cherry, or mint, or other botanicals, as desired.
Alternate Ingredient Ratio:
- 2 oz gin, or other spirit
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- Club soda