Bourbon Collins

Bourbon Collins

With summer upon us, it is time to start enjoying some refreshing cocktails out by the barbecue.  Nothing says barbecue like bourbon, so we created a cocktail that is a twist on a classic.  We substituted bourbon for the gin in a Tom Collins and came out with a winner.  If you are looking for a light and refreshing bourbon cocktail, this is your recipe.

Bourbon Collins

Bourbon Collins

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of simple syrup (which is equivalent to about 4 teaspoonfuls of sugar) and one ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Shake well to blend and really chill the ingredients.

Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.

Bourbon Collins

Fill the glass the rest of the way with club soda, stir and optionally garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry.

Bourbon Collins
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 
The perfect summer cocktail to enjoy at your barbecue. Light and refreshing!
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Rex
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4-6 oz club soda
  • orange slice and marischino cherry for garnish optional
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix 2 ounces of bourbon, 1 ounce of simple syrup (which is equivalent to about 4 teaspoonfuls of sugar) and 1 ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  2. Shake well to blend and really chill the ingredients.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Fill the glass the rest of the way with club soda, stir and garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry.
Recipe Notes

To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar into a saucepan. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator and use as necessary.

 

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