Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

Home Bar Project: How to Make a Tom Collins

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a fine crafted cocktail? Enter the Home Bar Project. Through this series we are going to take this challenge piece by piece. We’ll teach you the proper techniques and make sure the spirits you purchase aren’t collecting dust on your back bar.

About the instructor:
Dan Lan Hamm is a craft bartender at 1 Tippling Place in Philadelphia. He was Pennsylvania's winner of Bombay Sapphire and GQ's Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in 2014. He runs Spirit Forward, a cocktail-centric group which caters local events and provides educational workshops.

This week: How to Make a Tom Collins

The Tom Collins cocktail is a drink born in myth, and has become so popular that it now has its own glass. The story goes that in the late 1800's, a man entered a bar and was informed that a man by the name of Tom Collins was just in the bar speaking ill of him. The man would then be told that Tom was actually right around the corner at another bar. In an angry rage he ran to the other bar demanding Tom Collins, the bartender would then hand him the drink in jest. The drink itself is basically a tall cocktail of gin and sparkling lemonade. Simple syrup is used in the drink but you can get creative and flavor your syrup with any fruit or herb you have on hand to put this drink over the top.

Ingredients:
Fresh Lemon Juice
Simple Syrup
London Dry Style Gin
Club soda

 


Step 1 of 10:

Add 3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

 


Step 2 of 10:

Add 3/4 oz simple syrup

 


Step 3 of 10:

Add 2 oz gin

 


Step 4 of 10:

Fill collins glass with ice
(If you don’t have a collins glass, you can use a regular glass, but you should really invest in one)

 


Step 5 of 10:

Fill collins glass 1/4 of the way with club soda

Tip: Adding a bit of club soda in the bottom of the glass allows for better incorporation of ingredients.

 


Step 6 of 10:

Fill shaker with a few cubes of ice

 


Step 7 of 10:

Shake ingredients lightly for 3 to 5 seconds

 


Step 8 of 10:

Strain ingredients into collins glass

 


Step 9 of 10:

Top off with club soda

 


Step 10 of 10:

Garnish with lemon wedge and enjoy

 

Photos by The Drink Nation


Tags: Cocktails, Education
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Where to Find Beer, Wine, & Liquor To Go in Philadelphia During the Pandemic

Bars and restaurants are officially closed (and offering take-out and delivery only), so your favorite bartend...read more ›

by Drink Philly Mar 18, 2020
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

Suits & Sazeracs Returns for Second Year to Benefit Career Wardrobe, February 24

At this NOLA-style event benefiting Career Wardrobe, you'll be able to sample unique Sazerac-inspired cocktail...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 20, 2020
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party Returns to Stotesbury Mansion, Feb 29

Drink Philly's Mad Hatter Whiskey Tea Party is back, and this year, it's sure to be bigger and better than eve...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 4, 2020
Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

Inside Look: Campari's Stylish North American Headquarters in New York

If you're a frequent Negroni drinker, always order Wild Turkey Bourbon in your old fashioneds, or prefer your ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 9, 2020
Behind the Bar: Liana Oster of Dante

Behind the Bar: Liana Oster of Dante

For this exciting installment of Behind the Bar, we had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Liana Oster, the head bartender at Dante in New Yo...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 7, 2020
The Damage of Trump's Wine Tariffs: Importers Expect Shutdowns & Layoffs, Industry Could Be Irreparably Harmed

The Damage of Trump's Wine Tariffs: Importers Expect Shutdowns & Layoffs, Industry Could Be Irreparably Harmed

The wine industry in the United States may be in serious jeopardy thanks to proposed tariffs by the Trump admi...read more ›

by Nina Starner Dec 23, 2019
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
Royal Boucherie Now Offers a Three Course Lunch Special With a $25 Prix-Fixe & $2 Martinis

Royal Boucherie Now Offers a Three Course Lunch Special With a $25 Prix-Fixe & $2 Martinis

Nicholas Elmi's Old City spot, Royal Boucherie, is offering the best lunch special in the city: $2 martinis wi...read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 9, 2019
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close