Ah, the Tom Collins. One of those drinks you know of long before you're old enough to drink. Possibly because of a paper placemat in a Chinese restaurant. Possibly not. Maybe that's just me, anyway...
juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 teaspoon sugar
2 oz gin
shake and add ice
club soda and fruit
And i thought The Daiquiri recipe was weird! Well, the last item anyway but what do i know?
So, lime or lemon, eh? That certainly makes for wide variation in the drink. I used a lime, a large one. I ended up with a bit more than 1 oz of juice. I used powdered sugar this time. I did shake it (which made me think it was a fizz, more on that later) and I shook it with ice despite the directions. I added ice to a collins glass. (Is that what they meant? I hope so). Far as fruit goes I went with a cherry and a lime twist.
This was okay, but a little lighter refreshment than I was looking for. I would have prefered a Fizz or even think some Rose's topped with soda would have had more flavour. Maybe I need a more flavourful gin...
So how is this not a Fizz? I defer to The Underhill Lounge for that one. Collins=long tall and soda; Fizz= short and boozy. Short and boozy wins (almost) every time!
Next up in the series: The Martini!