How to Make a Tom Collins

By LeafTV Editor

Master your mixology skills with this simple cocktail recipe. A delightfully fizzy and crisp drink, the classic Tom Collins can brighten up even the coldest and dullest of days, or offer a welcome refreshment on a sweltering hot night.

tom collins cocktail garnished with lemon and cherry

Trisha Sprouse

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • Strainer
  • Cocktail glass
  • Club soda
  • Lemon wedge (for garnish)
  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

filling cocktail shaker with ice

Trisha Sprouse Pour in 1 1/2 ounces of gin.

meausring gin

Trisha Sprouse Pour in 3/4 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

freshly squeezed lemon juice

Trisha Sprouse Pour in 3/4 ounces of simple syrup.

measuring simple syrup

Trisha Sprouse Shake the ingredients together.

shaking cocktail ingredients

Trisha Sprouse Strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass and top with club soda.

adding club soda to cocktail

Trisha Sprouse Garnish with a lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.

tom collins garnished with lemon wedge and cherry

Trisha Sprouse