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Classic Tom Collins

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 4
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The first warm days of the season deserve a classic cocktail as their accompaniment. Fresh lemon, orange slices and a splash of cherry juice make this beverage as colorful as it is refreshing.

Inspired Taste Recipe by Inspired Taste
July 25, 2011

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

¼ cup sugar
¼ cup water

Cocktail

1
cup gin
1
cup fresh lemon juice
Ice
1
cup club soda
4
orange slices
8
maraschino cherries

Directions

  • 1 In small saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture simmers and sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool.
  • 2 In small pitcher, stir together simple syrup, gin, and lemon juice. Fill 4 glasses to brim with ice. In each glass, pour about 2/3 cup gin mixture; top with 1/4 cup club soda. Garnish each with orange slice and 2 cherries.

Expert Tips

For a crowd, double or triple ingredients. In large pitcher, stir together simple syrup, gin and lemon juice; refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve, add club soda and garnishes.

For an extra dash of color and sweetness, add a splash of syrup from maraschino cherry jar to each glass.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
233.9
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0.2g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0g
0%
Sodium
15.3mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
23.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
19.8g
Protein
0.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
57.10%
57%
Calcium
2.10%
2%
Iron
0.70%
1%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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