Juan Collins Cocktail recipe

The tequila variation of a Collins style cocktail. It is basically an alcoholic lemonade. The Collins family of cocktails date back to them mid 1800s with the John Collins which was Genever (dutch style gin), lemon juice, simple syrup and soda water. The earliest reference I can find of this, is in Trader Vic’s 1972 revised bartending guide and in that book it is called the Tequila Collins.

Juan Collins Cocktail
Juan Collins Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 60 mls (2 oz) Reposado Tequila
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Simple Syrup
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Lemon Juice
  • 150 mls (5 oz) Soda Water

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients except for the soda water in a shaker with ice. Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted. Pour into the serving glass. Lastly add the soda water.

ABV = 8%


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