Tom Collins Cocktail recipe for the best refreshing cocktail recipe out there. This is a simple gin cocktail recipe that is perfect for serving poolside, when hosting a party, or makes a great happy hour drink recipe.
Tom Collins: 4 ounces gin 1-2 oz lemon juice depending on personal taste 2 tsp simple syrup (combine equal parts water and sugar; bring to boil until sugar melts, remove from heat and cool) Club soda or seltzer water, chilled Maraschino cherry, lemon and orange slices for garnish
Classic Cocktail Recipes: The Tom Collins via Oh So Beautiful Paper: http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/2014/04/friday-happy-hour-tom-collins/ | Illustration: Shauna Lynn for Oh So Beautiful Paper #cocktail #osbphappyhour
I will admit, I didn't set out to make a cocktail for the blog this week. I just happened to have 2 mint plants sitting around, begging to be used. And while there are many recipes that call for mint, I kept thinking about the upcoming Kentucky Derby. While a mint julep would be fun (and expected), I wanted to do something else. This is sort of a twist on a Tom Collins, using lemon instead of lime and adding tasty blackberries and mint. This takes the classic gin and tonic to a whole…