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Tom Collins…. just do it!

‘Tarty’ Tom Collins…. just do it!

I adore Gin and this brings back wonderful memories of St Lucia and a week spent with Mr Collins 😉

So what exactly is a Tom Collins according to Wiki:

‘The Tom Collins is a Collins cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. First memorialized in writing in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, “the father of American mixology”, this “gin and sparkling lemonade” drink is typically served in a Collins glass over ice. A “Collins mix” can be bought premixed at stores and enjoyed alone (like a soft drink) or with gin. But why exactly would you do this 🙂

It is one of my most favourite drinks, have a go and enjoy

Thanks Clare

Ingredients

Makes 2

  • 2 Lemons
  • 4fl oz Gin (about 100ml)
  • 3Fl oz freshly squeezed Lemon Juice (about 2 lovely lemons)
  • 2fl oz Sugar Syrup (about 50ml)
  • Ice
  • Soda Water

Preparation Method

You will need 2 large glasses

  1. Half Fill each glass with ice
  2. Mix the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup together
  3. Pour between the 2 glasses
  4. Top up with soda water

You can make your own sugar syrup it;s sooooooo easypeasylemonsqueezy – Just dissolve 50g sugar in 50ml of boiling water and leave to cool. Alternatively you can buy it in the supermarket.

Home made lasts a couple of weeks in a sealed bottle or jar in the fridge!!

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