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Basil Tom Collins Cocktail

This Basil Tom Collins recipe is a fun summer-y spin on the classic gin cocktail. Although, just between you and me: I drink it all year round.

Basil Tom Collins Cocktail

 

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Basil Tom Collins Ingredients

  • gin
  • simple syrup
  • fresh lemon juice
  • fresh lime juice
  • large basil leaves
  • soda water
  • Spear or thin slice of English cucumber (or other edible skin cucumber)
 

How to make a Basil Tom Collins

To prepare the garnish:

  • Cut into thick spears about 1”/2.5cm taller than your glass.
  • Use a peeler (or mandoline) to thinly slice the cucumber lengthwise

 

Step 1: Add ice cubes to a collins or large rocks glass.

Step 1: In a mixing glass, muddle the basil leaves with the simple syrup.

Step 1: Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and gin.

Step 1: Add ice and shake for 30 seconds.

Step 1: Strain into the prepared glass.

Step 1: Top with soda water and add the cucumber garnish. If aiming for a swirl of cucumber against the side of the glass, place the cucumber in first – use a chop stick or bar spoon to help position it before adding the ice.

 

Serve and enjoy on a hot Summer evening or whenever you want to!

 

How to make Simple Syrup

Combine 1 cup/200g granulated sugar with 1 cup/235ml hot water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

 

basil tom collins cocktail

Basil Tom Collins Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Mira M.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ oz gin (36 ml)
  • 1 oz simple syrup* (30 ml)
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice (15 ml)
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice (15 ml)
  • 3-4 large basil leaves
  • 3 oz club soda (90 ml)

Garnish

  • spear or thin slice of cucumber

Instructions

  • To prepare the garnish, cut into thick spears about 1”/2.5cm taller than your glass. Use a peeler (or mandoline) to thinly slice the cucumber lengthwise.
  • Add ice cubes to a collins or large rocks glass. Add the cucumber garnish. If aiming for a swirl of cucumber against the side of the glass, place the cucumber in first – use a chop stick or bar spoon to help position it before adding the ice.
  • In a mixing glass, muddle the basil leaves with the simple syrup.
  • Add the lemon juice, lime juice, and gin.
  • Add ice and shake for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into the prepared glass.
  • Top with soda water and serve.

Notes

*Simple Syrup recipe:
Combine 1 cup/200g granulated sugar with 1 cup/235ml hot water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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