Tom Collins: “Okay, you don’t smash the cherry on that.”

Tom Collins Recipe

It’s Mad Men Cocktail Friday and I’m borrowing Sally Draper’s Tom Collins expertise for the day. From Tom Collins to Bloody Mary, the eldest Draper child knows her stuff when it comes to cocktails.

Tom Collins recipe

“Just plop it in at the end. Try to keep it in the top of the glass. Gin.”

On a seemingly eternal quest to prove her adulthood, Sally began mixing drinks garnished with sass in the early days of Mad Men.

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In lieu of your own Sally, you’ll probably have to mix your own Tom Collins. Cheers!

Tom Collins
 
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Sally Draper's Tom Collins recipe
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Lemon slices
  • Cherry
Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and lemon slices. Top off with club soda.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.

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What is your favorite gin cocktail?

Kelly Peloza is the blogger and photographer at Seitan Beats Your Meat, and the author of two vegan cookbooks: The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, and Cheers to Vegan Sweets.

She lives in Chicago and runs a photography business called Kelly Peloza Photo.

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