Introduction: Bartending for Beginners: Collins

In my quest to find simple drinks to make I came across one called the Collins. This easy to make drink is named after Tom Collins a man whose origins are widely distributed. With its primary ingredients of gin and soda water this is a fizzy drink will have you thinking it's mysterious creator.

Step 1: Supplies

To make a Collins you will need the following supplies...

  • Gin
  • Simple syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • Tall glass
  • Ice

Step 2: Mix Ingredients

To make a Collins, first you must fill up your glass to the top with ice. You then mix two ounces of gin, half an ounce of simple syrup, and one ounce of lemon juice in a glass. Top off the glass with club soda. Stir until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Step 3: Serve and Enjoy!

The Collins is typically served a tall glass otherwise known as a Collins glass. It is also usually garnished with a lemon wedge on the edge of the glass. This simple to make cocktail will have you wondering who this Tom Collins was and where he came up with this simple but tasty drink. Thanks for reading!