Tom Collins Recipe
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This cocktail has been popular for a long time. The origins of the name is up for debate. Some feel it was name after a sweet gin that was called Old Tom Gin and others believe that the drink was named after bartender who invented it, Tom Collins.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups ice cubes, divided
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1-1/2 ounces sour mix
  • 1/2 cup club soda, chilled
  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 213 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Place remaining ice in a Collins or highball glass; set aside.
  2. Add the gin and sour mix to shaker; cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into prepared glass. Pour club soda into glass. Garnish as desired. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Tom Collins in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2007

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