A single sip and you'll realize why the Tom Collins has been called one of the best classic cocktails for centuries. It's strong, refreshing, and incredibly easy to make. Most recipes for Tom Collins cocktails use four ingredients—gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda—but we cut it down to just two by swapping lemon soda for the simple syrup, carbonated water, and lemon juice. Mix the gin with the soda in a 1:2 ratio over ice, and serve in a highball glass (a must) with a lemon wedge and basil leaf garnish.
2 1/2 cups lemon soda (such as Sanpellegrino Limonata)
3/4 cup gin
lemon slices and fresh basil sprigs, for garnish
Sat fat 0g
How to Make It
In a large pitcher, combine the soda and gin. Serve over ice. Garnish each glass with lemon slices and basil sprigs.
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