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Tom Collins Recipe

Tom Collins is a simple and classic drink has been around for at least 145 years. Made with only 4 simple ingredients, this cocktail is refreshing and easy to whip up. 
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Eden


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounces lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces sparkling water or club soda
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 cherry cocktail cherry and fresh cherry


  • Simple Syrup – First, you’ll need to make the simple syrup. To do this, you’ll combine 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 of sugar in a small saucepan. You can also use honey if you want to mix it up a little bit. Warm this mixture over medium heat while whisking occasionally. 
  • Combine the Ingredients – Pour the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice into a tall class filled with ice. 
  • Top with Sparkling Water – Pour the sparkling water or club soda over and gently stir the cocktail with a spoon.
  • Garnish – Then, add a lemon slice and a cherry to garnish! 


Add more simple syrup for a sweeter Tom Collins. 


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg