Tom Collins and John Collins
Bright and refreshing, the Collins family of drinks, Tom Collins and John Collins are a sour cocktail using an alcohol spirit, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a ratio of 3-2-1. Topped with sparking club soda or seltzer and garnished with fresh fruits, you can make a variety of Collins drinks. Use Gin for a Tom Collins, Bourbon for a John Collins, Vodka for a Vodka Collins and Tequila for a Juan Collins. Even try Black Vodka for Barnabas Collins. Check the recipe below for other Collins.
Classic Tom Collins (makes 2 drinks):
3 oz. Gin
2 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Fill a shaker with ice. Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup. Shake well to chill.
Strain into 2 tall glasses filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with lemons, oranges and/or maraschino cherries.
For a Tom Collins, use 3 oz. of Gin
For the John Collins, use 3 oz. of Bourbon.
For the Vodka Collins, use 3 oz. of Vodka.
For a Juan Collins, use 3 oz. Tequila.
For a Barnabas Collins, use 3 oz. of Black Vodka
For a Pedro Collins, use 3 oz. of White Rum
For a Captain Collins, use 3 oz. of Canadian Whiskey
For a Jock Collins, use 3 oz. of Scotch Whiskey