The Tom Collins cocktail drink is one of the official cocktail drinks of the International Bartenders Association. The main ingredients of the drink are lemon juice and gin, so the recipe for a Tom Collins is very easy, tasty and it doesn't take much time to prepare.
ounce of Lemon juice, (freshly squeezed, if possible)
1 teaspoon of confectioner’s sugar
1Add the gin, lemon juice and the confectioner’s sugar to a cocktail shaker that is half filled with ice cubes.
2Shake the contents long enough to make it chill for about half a minute.
3 After this, you will need to pour the strained cocktail ingredients into a Tom Collins glass or just a tall glass.
4Fill the glass to the top with ice cubes and top it off with club soda. Stir the contents and serve with a straw.
Optional garnishes include a lemon or an orange slice. Some prefer to add a single maraschino cherry.
There are variations to the Tom Collins recipe. One is to replace the gin with vodka for those that do not care for gin. There are many flavored vodkas that are available in the market that can also be experimented with to vary the drink.
Author of the image: Matthias Friedlein www.augustine-bar.de