John Collins Cocktail Recipe

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 Updated 29/03/2017

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A very well known gin-based cocktail that is reportedly named after a 19th-century waiter of Limmer's Old House in Mayfair.


  • 1 sherry glass of gin
  • soda water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1 thin slice of lemon
  • crushed ice
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  1. Put 1 tablespoon of crushed ice into a tumbler and pour the gin over it.
  2. Add the sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Fill the tumbler with soda water and serve with the lemon slice.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: NA

Yield: 2 cocktails


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