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The Tom Collins Cocktail was one of the first cocktails to come on the party scene. Invented in 1820 and originally established as the Johns Cocktail. Its recipe has altered over the years and can now be ordered in a variety of forms that are differentiated by using different first names!

The Tom Collins uses Gin, the John Collins uses Whiskey, the Juan Collins uses Tequila and the Jack Collins uses Apple Brandy. The French 75 is an alternative to Tom Collins as it replaces the carbonated water for champagne.

The Tom Collins is usually served in a collins glass. This is a tumbler (tall glass) which typically holds around 300ml of liquid.


  • 2 shots of Dry Gin
  • 1 shot Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • Carbonated water (or lemonade!)
  • Orange/ lemon slice

Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe

  1. Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar in a shaker filled with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a glass.
  3. Top up with carbonated water (or lemonade) and stir.
  4. Garnish with a cherry and/ or a slice.
  5. Raise your glass to Tom and enjoy!
Gin2 shots (50ml)2£0.90
Lemon Juice1 shot (25ml)0£0.02
Carbonated water/ lemonadeFill glass0£0.10