14. John Collins

14. John Collins - KITESSENSU


      A John Collins is a cocktail which was attested in 1869, but may be older. It is believed to have originated with a headwaiter of that name who worked at Limmer's Old House in Conduit Street in Mayfair, which was a popular London hotel and coffee house around 1790–1817

      Drinks historian David Wondrich has speculated that the original recipe that was introduced to New York in the 1850s would have been very similar to the gin punches that are known to have been served at London clubs such as the Garrick during the first half of the 19th century. He states that these would have been along the lines of gin, lemon juice, chilled soda water, and maraschino.

      The specific call for Old Tom gin in the 1869 recipe is a likely cause for the subsequent name change to "Tom Collins" in Jerry Thomas's 1876 recipe. In contemporary parlance, the John Collins refers to a Tom Collins made with whiskey instead of gin. Earlier versions of the gin punch are likely to have used Hollands instead


45 ml Gin
30 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
15 ml Simple Syrup
60 ml  Soda Water


Pour all ingredients directly into a highball filled with ice. Stir gently


Use ‘Old Tom’ Gin for Tom Collins


Garnish with a lemon slice and maraschino cherry


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                                                                                 Image from :Laura Murray 



While learning to bartend, remember to prepare a set of Kitessensu Cocktail Shaker to make your bartending smoother

 Text from :Wikipedia and Iba-World


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