Tom Collins Cocktail

Tom Collins Cocktail

  • Author: Lindsey Bell
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Category: Cocktails


Tom Collins is perhaps the ultimate highball and one of history’s most enduring cocktails.


  • 2 ounces Old Tom or London Dry gin
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • Soda water
  • Lemon wedge, for garnish
  • Cocktail cherry, for garnish


Shake gin, syrup and juice with ice until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled highball. Top with soda water. Garnish with lemon wheel or wedge and a cherry.