John Collins

John Collins
4 minutes
A John Collins is a cocktail, a long drink stirred with ice and topped with soda—made from London dry gin (or Bourbon whiskey), lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. The cocktail was attested in 1869, but may be older. This is, essentially, a tall version of the Whiskey Sour and is perfect for any occasion. It's an excellent everyday drink that can be poured in just a few minutes.


Adjust Servings
1 ounce Lemon juice
1/2 ounce Simple syrup
2 ounce Club soda
1 garnish Maraschino cherry
1 garnish Orange slice
1 1/2 ounce Bourbon


Pour the bourbon, lemon juice, and syrup into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes and stir.
Top with club soda.
Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
Serve and enjoy!