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Tom Collins

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving

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

  • 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 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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