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tom collins cocktail in a tall glass with ice and garnished with a lemon wedge and dark cherry. Liquor bottles in the background

Classic Tom Collins Recipe

  • Author: Brita
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


Learn how to make a classic Tom Collins drink!


  • 2 ounces of gin
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • .5 ounces of simple syrup
  • 3 ounces of club soda or sparkling water (I usually fill my glass up) (for photos please use club soda)
  • Garnish with lemon and maraschino cherry


  1. In a mixer or shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, lemon, and simple syrup. Mix to combine until the drink is nice and cold.
  2. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garish with lemon and cherry.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: shaking
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 9.7 g
  • Sodium: 19.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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