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Tom Collins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

1 serving

This Tom Collins cocktail has been popular for a long time, but the origin of the name is still up for debate. Some think it was named after a sweet gin called Old Tom, and others believe the drink was named after the bartender who invented it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Tom Collins Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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 until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into prepared glass. Pour club soda into glass. If desired, garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Nutrition Facts

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

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