There is nothing quite like a summer beverage which is why we have decided to do some tinkering and come up with a twist on the trusty crowd pleaser, the Tom Collins. If you haven’t had one of these delicious cocktails then you are truly missing out, but not for much longer. A regular Tom Collins contains gin, lemon, club soda, and a sweet syrup. With only a few ingredients, this is a drink that is incredibly easy to make, so we have added a little extra.
50 ml of Gin
3 Fresh Raspberries
20 ml of Fresh Lemon Juice
14 ml of Juniper Syrup
To make an original Tom Collins base, you will need a cocktail shaker. This ensures that the core ingredients are shaken together to create that perfect togetherness of flavors. Once you have your shaker, add the gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, raspberries, and juniper syrup. Now, it’s time for the fun part. Fill the rest of the shaker with ice until it is full. ensuring the lid has been put on tightly and shake away. Don’t worry, you can’t shake it too much, so go for it for at least a minute or two. You want the berries, gin, and juniper syrup to blend together and be perfectly chilled by the ice.
Once you have finished shaking (and trying to attempt some fancy bar tricks like Tom Cruise in Cocktail), it is time to pour your Tom Collins. Place the strainer over your cocktail glass of choice, and pour the contents of the shaker over the top and into the glass. The strainer will catch any of those small pieces that will make your cocktail look and taste a little less appetizing.
Now, for the final touch, just in case you want to be really fancy and wow any guests! Add some foam to make the top layer on your Tom Collins, this will give it that slightly effervescent taste. Keep in mind, that since you are mixing prosecco and gin, this is going to be one boozy beverage. You can add some soda to the drink if you are looking to distill some of the alcohol. For the finishing touch, add a raspberry to the side of the glass.
Voilà! Your drink is ready!