Tom Collins
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 
The perfect summer cocktail. Light and refreshing!
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Bill
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4-6 oz seltzer
  • orange slice and marischino cherry for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix 2 ounces of gin, 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 ( we used 14 ounce tall plastic glasses for the barbecue).
  4. Fill the glass the rest of the way with seltzer, stir and garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry.