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Tom Collins for Four

Tom Collins for Four
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Total Time: 10

Yield: 4 servings

Tom Collins, a refreshing late-1800s cocktail from Old New York, is a perfect summer sipper for a group.

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Tom Collins for Four


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 ounces dry gin
  • 8 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Soda water
  • 4 lemon slices


Put sugar and water in a small saucepan over high heat and stir until sugar dissolves to make a syrup. Remove from heat.

Fill 4 tall glasses with ice. Into each, pour 2 ounces gin, 2 ounces lemon juice, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of the sugar syrup, depending on your taste. Top glass with soda water and stir. Garnish with lemon slices.
Updated Friday, October 11th, 2013

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