cocktails

Collins Cocktail

collins-cocktail Back when I made mulled wine for an evening spent with friends, Emmett requested an alternative drink… something with bourbon, of course. I didn’t have much time left, so I threw together one of my go-to cocktails: the Collins. I’ve always thought this drink was appropriately named (and one of my go to cocktails) because I come from the Collins family. Ha! It is made of four popular ingredients I always have on hand, and takes all of two minutes to shake up. Click through to get the recipe…

classic-bourbon-cocktail Collins // makes 1 serving

1 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce lemon juice
tonic, as needed to fill the remainder of the glass

Let me start by saying, I quadrupled the batch because Emmett shared this with the guys.

classic-collins-bourbon-cocktail Shake the spirit, simple syrup, and lemon juice with ice until well combined and the shaker looks frosty. Then strain into prepared iced Collins glasses, filling the remainder with tonic. This is my favorite tonic (yes- because of the nice packaging). If it’s going to sit on my bar, it might as well look good.

collins-cocktail-recipe

easy-collins-cocktail It was certainly a hit, and makes the perfect sipping cocktail. It’s pretty great this time of year because even though it’s served chilled… bourbon is a warm, cheerful spirit.

the-collins-cocktail There’s a good reason why the Collins has been around forever and is considered a classic cocktail. It’s because even though it’s super simple, the flavors merry really well. The tonic adds nice carbonation and it’s just easy and enjoyable to drink. If you’re wondering about the barware… I’m still using my Target set and it’s holding up well!

cocktail-recipe-the-collins Do you guys have any easy, go-to cocktail recipes? What would you make if friends suddenly showed up at your house? I often fall prey to the easiest: beer or wine…. but it’s so much nicer and unexpected to surprise your friends with a good cocktail! Don’t you agree?

You Might Also Like



  • food & recipes

    Mulled Wine Brewing Kit Giveaway!

    I’m the type of person who loves a good kit. I always have… even during my childhood, I’d ask for art or cooking kits every Christmas. There’s just something about having...

  • cocktails

    New York Sour

    Just in time for the weekend, we’re bringing you a gorgeous (and delicious) cocktail! Have you guys heard of Deckopedia? I discovered them in Elle Decor and was interested in two of their...

  • Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars - roomfortuesday.com
    food & recipes

    Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

    This week, the temperature really dropped and it feels like fall is finally here- hopefully to stay. One of my favorite things about the autumn season is the food that comes...

  • 20201 Holiday Gift Guide - roomfortuesday.com
    gift guides & roundups

    2021 Holiday Gift Guide

    Each holiday season, I share an annual gift guide. It’s something I really look forward to compiling each year, because I love gifting. I’m following tradition and am sharing one giant...

Leave a Reply