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John Collins

John Collins Cocktail from Passion for Cocktails

A 'sour' Cocktail using Dutch - Jenever/Genever Gin instead of London Dry Gin comprising of just four ingredients served over ice in (what else) but a Collins glass.

  • 2 shots Dry Gin
  • 1 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 shot simple syrup (sugar water 1:1 ratio)
  • Top-up with Soda Water
  • Shot of Angostura Bitters - if desired

Garnish with lemon or orange slice skewed with a Maraschno cherry to form a sail.

How to make one: 

Pour all ingredients except SodaWater directly into a Collins or hi-ball glass filled with ice.
Stir gently.
Garnish with lemon slice and maraschino cherry.
Top-up with Soda water and add a dash of Angostura bitters if desired.

Glassware For This Cocktail

Hi-Ball Glass from Passion for Cocktails Hi-Ball Glass
The Hi-Ball Cocktail glass (or known as the Glass Tumbler)  is the great all-rounder. Although many varieties of Cocktails are 'nice' to have in a specific glass (Martini, Coupe, Hurricane etc,) - the hi-ball can be used for many, many Cocktails as a 'standard' if you do not want a specific glass or to be uniform.  
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