UNITS OF ALCOHOL 2
ALCOHOL VOLUME 12.50%
COCKTAIL FLAVOUR PROFILE
- 50ml Bombay Sapphire
- 15ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 15ml Homemade sugar syrup
- 60ml Fever-Tree soda water (chilled & freshly opened)
- 1 Lemon Wedge
Glassware & Barware
- Balloon glass
- Serrated knife & chopping board
- Citrus press
- Long twisted bar spoon
- Measuring device
- Cocktail shaker
- Bottle opener for the soda water
Measure all ingredients (except soda) into a cocktail shaker.
Shake with cubed ice for 5 seconds, then pour entire contents into a Balloon glass.
Top with chilled & freshly opened Fever-Tree soda water. Pour it down a twisted bar spoon to retain as much effervescence as possible.
Bartender top tips
The Collins a wonderfully versatile classic cocktail. You can adapt it towards your personal preference by making your own flavoured sugar syrup. Try vanilla, cinnamon, liquorice, elderflower or even your favourite tea! Here’s how to make it… To make a 2:1 ratio Twining’s Earl Grey tea sugar syrup at home, add 2 parts caster sugar and 1 part water to a pan on the hob along with 2x Twining’s Earl Grey tea bags or 15g of loose tea to the sugar / water solution. Heat to a simmer for around 7-10 minutes to infuse stirring occasionally (not too much as this can make the sugar re-crystalize). Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Strain the contents into a sterilized sealable bottle and keep in the fridge. It shall keep well for around 6-8 weeks. Remember, you only require 15mls per cocktail.