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Classic Tom Collins Cocktail

The Tom Collins – A Classic Cocktail for Super Bowl Sunday

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Barb


  • 4 ounces gin
  • 1-2 oz lemon juice depending on personal taste
  • 2 tsp simple syrup combine equal parts water and sugar; bring to boil until sugar melts, remove from heat and cool
  • Club soda or seltzer water chilled
  • Maraschino cherry lemon and orange slices for garnish


  • Fill your Collins glasses with ice and fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice.
  • Add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker and shake until cold.
  • Strain the cocktail ingredients into the ice filled glasses.
  • Top off the cocktail with club soda or seltzer, and garnish with lemon and/or orange wheels and a maraschino cherry.
  • Serve with tall straws.


Though not at all typical, I decided to squeeze a bit of fresh orange juice into mine since I had sliced the orange for garnish. I can not deny...I liked it!