How to make the perfect Tom Collins cocktail
PUBLISHED: 12:31 04 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:21 07 June 2017
We asked Northcote’s head barman Guillam Dannery to create this classic American cocktail
Jenson’s Old Tom Gin (50mls)
Fresh lemon juice (25mls)
Sugar syrup (25mls)
Half a full egg white
Shake these ingredients well in your cocktail shaker with plenty of ice.
Some may like to shake without ice (dry shake) first, this helps to emulsify the egg white with the liquid and helps the drink hold its colour and “body” for longer.
Once you’ve shaken pour into a long glass with plenty of ice and gently top up with soda water (just a splash though, you don’t want to water it down and do it slowly or else it will overflow and you’ll loose the foamy head).
Get creative with the lemon garnish, we slice into a few small strips but you can use a large twist or even just a wedge on the side.