John Collins cocktail

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John Collins cocktail
John Collins is one of the cocktails included in the "Collins" group along with Tom Collins and Vodka Collins cocktails, which are all made from spirits, lemon juice, sugar (sugar syrup) and soda.
John Collins is a popular mix in clubs: lemon juice hides the taste of cheap alcohol, while the carbon dioxide of soda accelerates the absorption of alcohol.
John Collins is classified as a long drink, as due to the large amount of ice in the glass the volume of John Collins is at least 300 ml.
As a result, the alcohol percentage for a cocktail with so much ice is about 8%.
Total Time: 5 mins

Equipment

  • Highball glass

Ingredients 

  • 2 shots Bourbon whiskey
  • 1 shot lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • ½ shot simple syrup
  • soda water (to top)
  • 1 lemon slice or orange slice (to garnish)
  • 1 maraschino cherry (to garnish; optional)

Instructions 

  • Fill the glass with some ice cubes.
  • Pour the bourbon whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Stir all the ingredients together.
  • Fill the rest of the glass with soda water.
  • Garnish the drink with a lemon slice and a maraschino cherry.

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John Collins cocktail was invented by a waiter in one of the London's restaurants called Limmer's. Originally the drink had a juniper spirit as a base which was replaced by gin in 1850.
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