Jean Collins – A Brandy Variation of a John Collins

How Does the Jean Collins Taste

The Jean Collins is a brandy variation of the John Collins and really really good. The mellow aged sweetness of the brandy perfectly blends with the orange liqueur and lemon juice into a bubbly refreshing cocktail. Imagine this as a lengthened and more refreshing Side Car.

THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT

The most important ingredient in the Jean Collins is the orange liqueur. Even though its only 1/2 an ounce using a top quality orange liqueur makes a world of difference. The next question is then whether to use a neutral base spirit orange liqueur like Cointreau or an aged brandy base like Grand Marnier. In the case of this cocktail it doesn’t matter and is really up to what you have on hand or what your preference is. Personally I prefer the drier more orange-y flavor of Cointreau better but Grand Marnier goes very well in this too.

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Jean Collins – A Fun Variation of a John Collins

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

243

kcal
ABV

11%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make the a Jean Collins.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Lemon Juic

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 oz Orange Liqueur

  • 2 oz Brandy

  • 5 oz Soda Water

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker except the soda water. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards and lastly gently add the soda water.

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