The Collins is cocktail number 26 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Collins Cocktail history
Harry Johnson’s New and Improved Bartender’s Manual, published 1882, contains a John Collins recipe and a Tom Collins recipe. The difference between the recipes is Holland Gin, also called Jenever, in the John Collins and Old Tom Gin in the Tom Collins.
Collins Cocktail recipe
1 1/2 jigger Rum, Gin, Vodka or Whiskey, juice of 1 Lemon, 1 teaspoon Powdered Sugar. Shake well with ice and pour into glass. Fill with soda.
- Tito’s Vodka
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Powdered sugar
- SodaStream carbonated water
Collins Cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
As the Swank Cocktail Guide provides the option of rum, gin, vodka, or whiskey in the Collins, we opted for a Vodka Collins, which is light, refreshing, and a perfect summer afternoon beverage.
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