How to make a Tom Collins

Tom Collins Cocktail

Feeling lazy? Put that shaker away, measure your ingredients and stir. A simple, classic gin cocktail that has stood the test of time. Use an Old Tom gin if you have one available otherwise a London Dry style is a good substitute.


  • 45mL Gin
  • 22.5mL Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 15mL Sugar Syrup (1:1)
  • 60mL Soda Water

Note: The Tom Collins is typically made with an Old Tom gin which is a sweeter style gin. See ‘What is the difference between a John & Tom Collins?’


  1. Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker
  2. Shake & strain over fresh ice into a collins glass
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel

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