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Tom Collins

 Tom Collins
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
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.


  • 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


  • Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Place remaining ice in a
  • Collins or highball glass; set aside.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 213 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.