How to make a Tom Collins
The Tom Collins uses an Old Tom Gin which is slightly sweeter than a London Dry Gin. Some people prefer to shake a Tom Collins (without the soda/seltzer) to combine the ingredients before topping with soda and straining over fresh ice.
Old Tom Gin
such as Haymans (2 oz)
1:1 (½ oz)
Pour all ingredients into a high ball glass filled with ice
Stir briefly to mix ingredients
Garnish with a slice of lemon and maraschino cherry
The IBA (International Bartender Association) calls for a dash of bitters but I have always made my collins without.
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