Tom Collins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 serving

Updated: Mar. 29, 2023
This Tom Collins cocktail has been popular for a long time, but the origin of the name is still up for debate. Some think it was named after a sweet gin called Old Tom, and others believe the drink was named after the bartender who invented it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups ice cubes, divided
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1-1/2 ounces sour mix
  • 1/2 cup club soda, chilled
  • Optional garnish: Orange slice and maraschino cherry


  1. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Place remaining ice in a Collins or highball glass; set aside.
  2. Add the gin and sour mix to shaker; cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into prepared glass. Pour club soda into glass. If desired, garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 213 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.