Last Updated May 6, 2018

This Smoked Tom Collins is crafted with a smoked basil simple syrup to accentuate the gin’s vibrant botanicals while making it smooth as a lemon-lime soda.

tall narrow glass of smoked basil tom collins with basil sprig

Gin is an herbaceous liquor infused with juniper berries, lemon and other botanicals. It’s a little pungent straight up, but when you combine it with lemon juice, club soda and sugar, you create a refreshing cocktail that goes down easy.

For the sugar component, this recipe uses smoked simple syrup steeped with fresh basil leaves. You could also try other herbs, such as rosemary or mint along with lemon rind.

tall narrow glass of smoked basil tom collins with basil sprig

tall narrow glass of smoked tom collins with basil sprig

Smoked Tom Collins

This Smoked Tom Collins is crafted with a smoked basil simple syrup to accentuate the gin's vibrant botanicals while making it smooth as a lemon-lime soda.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
 

Garnish

  • lemon slice
  • basil leaf

Instructions
 

  • Make a batch of smoked simple syrup and steep in a mason jar with basil leaves.
  • Combine the simple syrup, gin, lemon juice and ice in cocktail shaker. Shake for 15-20 seconds.
  • Fill a tall narrow glass with ice. Strain the cocktail into the glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon slice and basil leaf.

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 31gSodium: 48mgSugar: 30gVitamin C: 11.6mgIron: 1.4mg
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