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.
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45 ml | 1 1/2 oz | 3 parts | 1 jiggers
30 ml | 1 oz | 2 parts | 2/3 jiggers
SUGAR (SIMPLE SYRUP)
15 ml | 1/2 oz | 1 parts | 1/3 jiggers
60 ml | 2 oz | 4 parts | 1 1/3 jiggers
Add ingredients to cocktail shaker. Shake with ice. Strain over ice and serve in Collins glass. Garnish with lemon slice and maraschino cherry.
Mix: Lemon Juice, Sugar, Carbonated Water
Garnish: Lemon Slice, Maraschino Cherry
Drinkware: Collins Glass
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice