Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is a Collins cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. First memorialized in writing in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, “the father of American bartender”, this “gin and sparkling lemonade” drink is typically served in a Collins glass over ice.

Published: April 6, 2020


  • 50ml gin
  • 125ml soda water
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 1 lemon


  1. Pour all the ingredients over plenty of ice into a Collins glass.
  2. Stir the drink gently before garnishing with a slice of lemon.