50ml Chase GB Gin
15ml Sugar Syrup
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
Add all ingredients to a highball glass over cubed ice and stir.
To experience a classic Tom Collins cocktail, we recommend using an Old Tom gin as the base spirit. Old Tom gin was the original spirit used rather than a London Dry gin and is less juniper-heavy providing a lighter and maltier drink.
When using an Old Tom gin, reduce the amount of sugar syrup to 10ml, lemon juice to 20ml and increase the soda to 125ml. This will reduce the overall sweetness of the drink which an Old Tom gin will then accommodate for.
ABOUT THE TOM COLLINS
Tom Collins cocktail is a true classic. It’s been around for 150 years, has rarely lost popularity since its inception, and has since spawned hundreds of variations. It’s likely that the Tom Collins was a variation on gin punch using Genever, then Old Tom gin and now London Dry gin as we know it today.
DID YOU KNOW?
While Tom Collins and John Collins are often considered to be the same drink, there is one very subtle difference between the two. A Tom Collins used Old Tom gin whereas a John Collins originally used a Hollands gin, otherwise known as Genever. If you want to sample the truly original Collins drink, opt for a Genever gin.
If you like the Tom Collins try our Apple & Elderflower Collins recipe.