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Collins cocktail
Collins cocktail

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.

Harry Johnson, New and Improved Bartender’s Manual (New York : Samisch & Goldmann, printers, 1882), p. 32-33, no. 58, John Collins.
Harry Johnson, New and Improved Bartender’s Manual (New York : Samisch & Goldmann, printers, 1882), p. 32-33, no. 58, John Collins.
Harry Johnson, New and Improved Bartender’s Manual (New York : Samisch & Goldmann, printers, 1882), p. 51-52, no. 121, Tom Collins.
Harry Johnson, New and Improved Bartender’s Manual (New York : Samisch & Goldmann, printers, 1882), p. 51-52, no. 121, Tom Collins.

Collins Cocktail recipe

Collins Cocktail recipe
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.

Ingredients used:

  • Tito’s Vodka
  • Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar
  • SodaStream carbonated water

Collins Cocktail review

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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.

Next up… Cocktail #27, Creole cocktail

Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days

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