quote:Originally posted by Vino Bevo:quote:Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
Tom Collins made with Old Tom gin and a few dashes of orange bitters. Even better if you substitute 50% of the soda with pink grapefruit perrier.
I use lime Topo Chico in mine - will have to try the pink grapefruit Perrier.
We don't get Topo Chico up here (even in our few mexican stores) but it would certainly be good.
The Old Tom gin really makes a better Tom Collins IMHO. You don't need any simple syrup as it's already sweet. I've used rhubarb bitters in it as well to great effect.
Last night did a riff on a French 75
1 oz Old Tom gin
1 oz Plymouth gin
1 oz lemon juice
approx 1 tsp. citrus infused simple syrup
drop or two of orange water
topped with a some Cremant
They'll knock you on your ass, but it was good. Did the simple syrup with some grapefuit and lime rind.