The Tom Collins may be the most misunderstood (and ordered) cocktail in the land, mostly because so many people think its made with Vodka, when in truth it is a Gin based drink. So The SuperTenders are here to set the record straight.
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Step 1: What You Need to Make a Tom Collins
You'll need a shaker cup to properly mix all these ingredients together. Take note of the fact that we're using a Old Tom Gin, not a London Dry Gin. Old Tom is a sweeter type of Gin and is available under brands like Anchor and Tanqueray
1.5 oz Old Tom Gin
Juice from 1/2 of a Lemon
1/2 Tablespoon of Bar Sugar (the Collins Brand works great)
An Iced Collins Glass
Lemon wedge and Maraschino Cherry for Garnish
Step 2: Mix It Up
Now combine together the Gin, Lemon Juice and sugar into your shaker cup. Cover the cup and shake the ingredients together vigorously for a few seconds.
Next, strain the mix into an iced Collins Glass and then fill the glass the rest of the way with soda water.
Add a lemon wedge and Maraschino Cherry for Garnish and you're done!
Step 3: Now Enjoy
Now sit back and enjoy your Super Tom Collins and watch our fun video for more detailed instructions.
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