Tom Collins Cocktail

Okay, we know it isn’t Friday yet, or after 5, but we are just getting prepared. It’s good to be prepared.

This is NOT overly sweet, does NOT require any store-bought mix and if I were making the rules, requires at least 2 cherries, but since I’m not, that part is up to you. I just needed to make sure you knew where I stand on the issue.



This recipe for Tom Collins was created and photographed, by us, for Betty Crocker.

Tom Collins
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A twist on a classic Tom Collins.
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Yield: 4
You Will Need
  • 1 cup dry gin
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 4 orange slices
  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • ice
  1. Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a pitcher. Stir.
  2. Fill 4 glasses to the brim with ice then fill 3/4 with the Tom Collins.
  3. Add a few splashes of club soda.
  4. Garnish each glass with an orange and a cherry.
  5. Note: To make the simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a small saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cool.

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11 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Misti February 19, 2013, 5:20 pm

    what makes it red at the bottom?

    • Adam February 19, 2013, 10:15 pm

      The maraschino cherries made the cocktail glass look red at the bottom.

  • won July 16, 2011, 11:21 pm

    I was the hit of the party tonight with these. Thank you!

    • Joanne July 18, 2011, 8:41 am

      Awesome, Won! So happy to hear it!

  • miri leigh July 16, 2011, 1:41 pm

    This looks so inviting….great for a warm summer eve!

  • won July 15, 2011, 5:10 pm

    That looks great and guess what?

    It’s nine minutes past five 🙂

  • Aggie July 15, 2011, 10:40 am

    I am not a lover of gin, BUT I don’t know if I’ve given it much of a chance either. I would definitely drink one of these! Gorgeous photo!

    • Joanne July 18, 2011, 8:41 am

      Oh, Aggie! Try this recipe, then… I wasn’t a fan either, but the fresh lemon and simple syrup really makes it.


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