Tom Collins

The Collins and the Fizz are closely connected, and are both made from a base spirit, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. Bartender Jerry Thomas made variations of the Collins with whisky and brandy, and in 1874 he made a Collins with gin, and named it after the famous Tom Collins Hoax that were going on in New York at that time.

• 6 cl. Old English Gin
• 5 or 6 dashes of gum syrup
• Juice of a small lemon
• 2 or 3 lumps of ice

Instructions: Shake up well and strain into a large bar glass. Fill up the glass with plain soda water and imbibe while it is lively.