I had the pleasure of a Zoom based gin master class with the Bombay Sapphire team and in this I discovered a drink called a Tom Collins.
This is a proper cocktail that can be no syns up to 6 syns (for those SW followers like me). To have no syns you would need to use no alcoholic gin and sweetener / no sugar syrups but this recipe will use gin (but refer to alternatives)
You can personalise your drink though the choice of fruit you use, what type of sweetened substance you choose (even honey or posh cordial can be used). You can also add spices like cinnamon and fennel seeds. This drink can be different every time you make it.
- 35 ml gin (replace for no-alcohol gin if you wish)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon, 30-50ml (or lime/pink grapefruit)
- 2 tsps of caster sugar/flavoured syrups (including sugar free)/honey/posh cordial
- Soft fruit of you choice
- 100ml chilled soda water
- Lots of ice