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The Original Collins

24 November 2015Naomy Laan

The Original Collins

History of the “Original Collins”

The 1986 The Book of Cocktails provides a modern take on Thomas' 1876 recipe for this long forgotten drink.

The “Original Collins” Recipe

  • 2 oz. Bols Genever
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lemon juice
  • ½ oz. Sugar Syrup
  • Soda water

How to make a “Original Collins”

Step 1: Pour all ingredients, except soda water, in a Boston Shaker.
Step 2: Shake these ingredients with cubed ice.
Step 3: Strain in a pre-chilled collins glass over cubed ice.
Step 4: Top up with Soda water
Step 5: Garnish with a lemon wedge

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