Definition of Tom Collins in English:

Tom Collins

Syllabification: Tom Col·lins
Pronunciation: /täm ˈkälənz
 
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noun

  • A cocktail made from gin mixed with soda water, sugar, and lemon or lime juice.
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    • And if I have the time, I muddle lemons when I make drinks such as a Tom Collins instead of using lemon juice and simple syrup - it results in a much ‘brighter’ drink.
    • At the end of the day, he relaxes with a cocktail like a Tom Collins, but he adds herbs and fruits with healthy phytochemicals to the alcoholic drink.
    • Shout up a Tom Collins or a Gin Gimlet, listen to chilled-out unpretentious tunes filtered through hidden house speakers, and imagine you are in your own living room.

Origin

sometimes said to have been named after a 19th-century London bartender.

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