Cocktail Combo - Tom Collins (Makes 14)

The first recorded Tom Collins recipe is from the second edition of Jerry Thomas’ book, “The Bartender’s Guide”, published in 1876, in which the Tom Collins is a class of drink, with the type of alcoholic spirit being used specified after the name Tom Collins (e.g. “-brandy”,”-gin”). It was others, who came after Thomas, “the father of American mixology,” who changed the Tom Collins from its three main variations into a purely gin drink.


  • Tanqueray Gin 70cl
  • 6 x Lemons
  • 2 x Soda Water 1 Ltr
  • Bag of Ice 

You'll need: 

  • Tall Glasses
  • Sugar Syrup

Ingredients & Method: 

  • Add ice to each glass
  • Add in 50ml gin, a big squeeze of lemon juice (roughly 25ml) & 25ml of sugar syrup
  • Stir gently & top up with 125ml chilled soda water 
  • Keep repeating for more drinks
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon & enjoy!