Thirsty for a refreshing cocktail and some mixology knowledge? If the name Stephen Price doesn’t ring a bell, it will the next time you crave the Tom Collins’ combination of English gin, lemon juice and iced soda water. Our friends at give us the recipe and story behind the traditional summertime favorite.



Traditional Tom Collins

Contributed by David Wondrich


•    2 oz Hayman’s Old Tom Gin or Ransom Old Tom Gin
•    1 oz Fresh lime juice
•    .75 oz Simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
•    Soda water
•    Glass: Tall
•    Garnish: Lime wedge

PREPARATION: Add all the ingredients to a large, tall glass full of ice. Stir and top off with chilled soda water and garnish with a lime wedge.