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Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American


The Tom Collins is a refreshing classic cocktail made with gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda.


  • 2 ounces gin or vodka (I like Hendrick’s)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 12 ounces club soda
  • Lemon wheel and brandied/Luxardo cherry for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients (except soda) to a Collins glass filled with ice. Stir until mixed.
  2. Top with 1-2 ounces of club soda and stir again. Add more to taste if needed.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cherry.


You can make your own simple syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup hot water. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved. This drink can also be made with vodka.


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 201
  • Sugar: .6g
  • Sodium: 17mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 0mg
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: vodka collins, tom collins


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