A John Collins is a cocktail which was attested to 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.[1][2]

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Ingredients

  1. GIN

    45 ml | 1 1/2 oz | 3 parts | 1 jiggers

  2. LEMON JUICE

    30 ml | 1 oz | 2 parts | 2/3 jiggers

  3. SUGAR (SIMPLE SYRUP)

    15 ml | 1/2 oz | 1 parts | 1/3 jiggers

  4. CARBONATED WATER

    60 ml | 2 oz | 4 parts | 1 1/3 jiggers

Garnish

  1. Lemon Slice

  2. Maraschino Cherry


Directions

Add ingredients to cocktail shaker. Shake with ice. Strain over ice and serve in Collins glass. Garnish with lemon slice and maraschino cherry.

Alcohol: Gin

Mix: Lemon Juice, Sugar, Carbonated Water

Garnish: Lemon Slice, Maraschino Cherry

Drinkware: Collins Glass

Served: On the rocks; poured over ice

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