One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cocktail made from gin mixed with soda water, sugar, and lemon or lime juice.
- ‘Josh leaned back against the mirrored wall before ordering a Tom Collins.’
- ‘I also like a Tom Collins if the bartender seems capable.’
- ‘And if you're in the neighborhood, do stop by for a Tom Collins.’
- ‘No one quite knows why a Tom Collins is so called.’
- ‘And if I have the time, I muddle lemons when I make drinks such as a Tom Collins instead of using lemon juice and simple syrup - it results in a much ‘brighter’ drink.’
- ‘Shout up a Tom Collins or a Gin Gimlet, listen to chilled-out unpretentious tunes filtered through hidden house speakers, and imagine you are in your own living room.’
- ‘May I suggest a Tom Collins, which I cut my teeth on.’
- ‘You can stick the probe in the meat, set the thing to beep you when it hits the right temperature, and toddle off to the deck with a Tom Collins.’
- ‘At the end of the day, he relaxes with a cocktail like a Tom Collins, but he adds herbs and fruits with healthy phytochemicals to the alcoholic drink.’
- ‘Strangely, the recipe for a Tom Collins isn't revealed during the course of the interview, leaving us with only one possible conclusion: he is a bore at a cocktail party.’
Sometimes said to have been named after a 19th-century London bartender.
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