- Collins glass
- 60 ml gin
- 30 ml lemon juice
- 15 ml simple syrup
- soda water (to top)
- lemon slice
- maraschino cherry
- Pour in the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water.
- Garnish with a lemon slice and a maraschino cherry.
What is the difference between a Tom Collins and a John Collins?
A Tom Collins uses gin, whereas the John Collins cocktail uses bourbon whiskey.
What are the best gin cocktails?
If you like a gin cocktail like this Tom Collins we also have a roundup of the 10 best gin cocktails – it’s not official, but we think you’ll find the list quite inspiring!