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Tom Collins

Scott Phillips

Servings: one.

Order this cool classic at a bar and you’ll likely get a glassful of commercial sour mix, which will give the drink a chemical aftertaste; make it at home with fresh lemon juice and it’s hard to beat.

 Browse our Drinks and Entertaining Guide for more classic cocktails.


  • 1/4 cup Tanqueray gin or other London dry gin
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup soda water
  • One orange slice, for garnish
  • One maraschino or fresh cherry, for garnish


  • Shake the gin, lemon juice, syrup, and four or five ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Strain over ice into a Collins glass, top with the soda, and stir. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.


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    JanetPCooley | 05/17/2019

    I will try to make this recipe at home....

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    PamelaTStarling | 05/16/2019

    This drink is a very yummy drink.

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