How to make a Tom Collins cocktail from scratch without sugary mixes. Jump to the Tom Collins Recipe or read on to see our tips.
This cocktail is not overly sweet and does not require any store-bought mix. Everything is made fresh. The base is dry gin then we add freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup. It’s incredibly delicious.
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Back in the day we were contributors for Betty Crocker. We shared this recipe with them. We loved it so much we had to share an adapted version with you.
Recipe updated, originally posted July 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe from Scratch
How to make a Tom Collins cocktail from scratch without sugary mixes.
You Will Need
1 cup dry gin
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup, see our recipe for how to make simple syrup
1 cup club soda
4 orange slices
4 maraschino cherries
Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a pitcher. Stir well. Fill 4 glasses to the brim with ice. Divide gin mixture between glasses. Add a splash of club soda then garnish with orange slice and a cherry.