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The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess: Tom Collins

Spirits

08.12.2011

This week’s installment of The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess brought to you by the Small Screen Network brings you the Tom Collins cocktail. According to Robert Hess, “The recipe for the Tom Collins first appeared in the 1876 edition of Jerry Thomas’ “The Bartender’s Guide”. Apparently named after a little practical joke popular around 1874 in which one person would tell someone on the street that Tom Collins is in a local bar and is talking about them. The now agitated person would hurry off to confront this Tom Collins and soon enough a forward thinking bartender created the drink.”

Tom Collins

  • 2 oz Beefeater 24 Gin
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup

Instructions

  • shake with ice
  • strain into an ice filled collins glass and top with soda
  • garnish with cherry and orange wedge


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