The Elderflower Collins – the perfect drink for a summer.
15ml Elderflower Liqueur
4 Lime Wedges
How to Make
Squeeze three lime wedges into the glass and discard drop in. Fill high ball with ice, add gin, elderflower liqueur and gomme. Stir all ingredients with a bar spoon and top with soda. Garnish with a lime wedge.
1 Lime Wedge
The Elderflower Collins is a twist on the classic Tom Collins, which was first mentioned by the great godfather of mixology Jerry Thomas in 1896. Later, in David A. Embury’s 1948 cocktail book The Art Of Fine Drinking. he discusses the evolution of the classic.
“Originally, there were two brothers only in the collins family – Tom and John. During recent years however, numerous cousins have appeared on the scene Pedro, Pierre, Sandy, Mike, Jack, the Colonel and several others whose first names have not yet been officially recorded in the baptismal registry”
Since the original recipe of gin, lemon juice and soda, hundreds of twists and variations have spawned over the years and the collins is a staple on most cocktail menus in one form or another.