Tom Collins 1970 - The Recipe

In an ode to his childhood, Freeman recreates the Collins with the prepackaged mix that was ubiquitous in the 1970s: "For those of my generation, your first stolen sip of a cocktail may very well have been a Tom Collins," he says. But the nostalgia only carries so far: "Revivalist bartenders of today eschew the mix, to the benefit of the general public."

Recipe adapted from Eben Freeman, Osteria Morini/Ai Fiori, New York City

Tom Collins 1970
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Make this Tom Collins 1970 cocktail from Eben Freeman at Osteria Morini/Ai Fiori in New York City.
  • 2 ounces Seagram’s Gin
  • 2 ounces Mr. Boston Tom Collins mix
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces cold club soda
  • Maraschino cherry
  1. In a Collins glass, add the gin and the Collins mix. Fill with ice, top with the club soda and gently stir. Garnish with the cherry and serve with a straw.
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