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Tom collins in glass with ice and a lemon slice
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5 from 4 votes

Tom Collins

A quick and easy refreshing cocktail with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 1/2 c. ice
  • 2 fluid ounces gin
  • 3/4 fluid ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 fluid ounce simple syrup
  • 1 c. ice
  • 2 fluid ounces club soda


  • Fill a Collins glass with 1 1/2 cups of ice, set aside in the freezer.
  • Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled Collins glass.
  • Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.



What Kind of Gin is Best for this Drink?
There are different kinds of gin and I'm sure your favorite gin (whichever it is!) will work great, but a classic Tom Collins is made with Old Tom gin which is a little sweeter, but use what you like best!
If you want to make this drink for a party, here are my tips!
  • Depending on how many people are attending, you might want to fill glasses with ice and pop them in the freezer so they're nice and chilled beforehand.
  • You can leave the ingredients out for everyone to make and shake their own drink. Have an ice bucket, cocktail shakers, and lemon wedges all ready for them to grab.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg