This one looks a bit fruity I’m not gunna lie, could well be something my nan drinks but it is a classic. The history of it is pretty crazy, basically there used to be a joke people would play in 1870’s New York where they would tell people about a ‘Tom Collins’ ask them if they’d seen him and then proceed to tell them that he had been saying things about them or making jokes about them etc etc. (They had a cracking sense of humour back then!) Anyways the first recorded recipe came about the same time as these jokes/hoaxes were going on and BOOM the Tom Collins was born.
You will need: 1/2 oz Gin, 1/2 oz Simple Syrup, Juice of 1/2 Lemon, Soda Water, Ice
To prepare: 1.Shake the Gin, Simple Syrup and Lemon Juice over Ice.
2. Fill a tall glass with Ice and strain the mix into it.
3. Top with Soda Water and stir (Garnish with a bit of lemon if you’re that bothered)
Get twice as hammered tonight please because I’m too ill to.