Who has seen Tom Collins? What started as a practical joke in the 1870s involving spreading rumours about a tricksey character named Tom running around New York pulling pranks, somehow turned into quite the refreshing beverage. These are really simple to make and are perfect if you are a gin lover, but still need something more interesting than just your average G&T. Since we are not in highschool anymore, gin and lemonade won’t cut it, but follow the recipe below and you will be pleasantly refreshed and on the way to starting a great weekend.
What you need:
– 2 oz gin
– Juice from 1/2 of lemon
– Simple syrup (can you sub Spenda)
– In a cocktail shaker mix gin, lemon, syrup, and bitters on ice. Shake and poor into tall collins glass.
– Fill with soda and garnish with a lemon twist.