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Classic Tom Collins

classic tom collins Beverage
Classic Tom Collins
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 4

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
Updated 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
19g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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