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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Thirty Thursday- Tom Collins

Its Thirty Thursday!!!
Why not get the weekend started tonight with an oh so yummy cocktail?! If your like me, you usually stick to the few cocktails you know how to make or that are programmed into you already... like vodka cranberry, gin and tonic, rum and coke, vodka slime.Or in my case, white wine spritzer, bloody mary, vodka and anything.... Well, cocktails are really not as hard as one might think. Ive now got the bloody mary memorized... and it wasn't as scary as I had thought it would be to make!
So, today's Thirty Thursday cocktail is

Tom Collins
You will need a cocktail shaker for this recipe, but if you don't have one... I suppose just get creative

2 ounce of gin
1 ounce of lemon juice ( or if you fancy... lemonade)
3 ounces of club soda
1 orange slice
1 teaspoon of fine sugar
and 1 maraschino cherry

In a shaker half filled with ice cubes combine the gin, lemon juice and sugar. Shake well. Strain into a 'collins' glass 3/4 filled with ice cubes.Add the club soda. Stir. Garnish with the orange and cherry

If you don't like gin, there are other variations of the Tom Collins which include rum or vodka.

A 'collins' glass is a tall and somewhat slender glass. You can find retro looking ones at Rockabilly or Antique Stores. In Edmonton for example, you can find them at Rowena, The Junque Cellar and The Antique Mall, among other places I'm sure. So why not get a little retro and find a genuine collins glass for your new favorite drink... the Tom Collins.

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