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Tom Collins Cocktail

Tom Collins Cocktail
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Ingredients (6)

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 4 ounces club soda, chilled
  • 1 thin lemon slice, for garnishing
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories179
  • Fat0.16g
  • Saturated fat0.02g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs8.72g
  • Fiber0.9g
  • Sugar5.49g
  • Protein0.42g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium25.85mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

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The Tom Collins is a fine old drink—cocktail writer David Wondrich notes how it turns up (in a slightly different form) in Jerry Thomas’s seminal Bon Vivant’s Companion of 1877. Wondrich cites the drink’s “simple elegance”: just gin, lemon juice, and sugar, topped off with fizzy water.

What to buy: Finely milled superfine sugar dissolves rapidly, avoiding any risk of graininess in the finished drink.

Instructions

  1. 1Drop a handful of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and add the gin, lemon juice, and sugar. Shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Pour into a chilled collins glass filled with ice cubes.

  2. 2Add the club soda to the glass, give it a quick stir, garnish with the lemon slice, and serve.

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