Tom collins cocktail – tasty bubbly treats

Tom collins cocktail

Bubbly treats

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The cocktail “Tom collins” is a classic and tasty bubbly treat, consisting of gin, lemon juice and syrup, topped with sparkling water.

But why not make it even more delicious and fun ? I have made four elevated version of this lovely thirst quencher for you to try, that I think you’ll love and enjoy.

So elevate your Tom collins cocktails with these recipes, which shows how versatile and the different directions this template can take you in. I’m confident and very sure you won’t regret trying one of these Tom collins cocktail recipes.

Cheers & enjoy!


Tom collins cocktail – recipes

Tom collins cocktail - Rose collins

Rose collins

20 ml Gin
20 ml Rose petal liqueur
20 ml Vermouth rose
20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
1 Bsp strawberry syrup
Sparkling water

Method: Shake with ice (except sparkling water) fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water
Garnish: Dehydrated strawberry and rose

Tom collins cocktail - Lychee and champagne collins

Lychee and champagne collins

50 ml Lychee gin butterfly pea flower infused
20 ml Homemade champagne syrup
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
Sparkling water

Method: Shake with ice (except sparkling water) fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with sparkling water
Garnish: Cocktailpick and dehydrated lemon

Tom collins cocktail - Sloe apple collins

Sloe apple collins

30 ml Sloe gin
30 ml Apple brandy
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Creme de mure
Sparkling water

Method: Shake with ice (except sparkling water) fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with sparkling water
Garnish: Lemon peel, apple branc and a glass straw

Tom collins cocktail - Fresh collins

Fresh collins

55 ml Butterfly pea flower infused gin
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Mint syrup homemade
Dash peppermint bitters
Sparkling water

Method: Shake with ice (except sparkling water) fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with sparkling water
Garnish: Lime peel and a sprig of mint

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Strawberry daiquiri – and other daiquiris you have to try

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Daiquiris or strawberry daiquiri in particular are served in many different styles, the most commonly known must be the “slushed ice” version.

When I have guests at home, I often serve cocktails. When I ask my guests what they wish to drink, the answer “a daiquiri” is common. That always leads me to the question – a real daiquiri or the wrong slushed ice version ? usually they think the overly sweetened and artificial slushed ice version, that are served in some bars is the right way to make a daiquiri.

But its not – A daiquiri is a wonderful thing, and can come in many different taste variations. When made properly its a match made in heaven, that always leaves my guests amazed of how delicious a “real daiquiri” can be.

Depending on your mood and preferences, you can swap the type of rum to your liking, and exchange the sweetener to what you prefer. My recommendation is to start with a 50-25-15 ml recipe or 60-30-20 (Rum-lime-syrup) and from there experiment with different kind of daiquiris, use a simple syrup for a classic daiquiri, strawberry syrup for a strawberry daiquiri, mango for a mango daiquiri and so on. You can even use the classic recipe and muddle fruit in the shaker instead of using flavoured syrup. The possibilities are endless, especially if you make your own syrups, then you can tweak and fine tune your daiquiris to perfection.

Below I have provided 6 daiquiri recipes, that I hope you will try, or will give you inspiration to make your own delicious daiquiris.

Cheers & enjoy !


IBA official recipe

  • 6 cl white rum
  • 2 cl lime juice
  • 2 bar spoons superfine sugar

Strawberry daiquiri recipes

Strawberry daiquiri - crushed ice Strawberry daiquiri

Crushed ice strawberry daiquiri

50 ml Ginger rum
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Strawberry syrup
Dash cherry balsamic glace
Dash daiquiri bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated lime, dehydrated strawberry, lime peel and a glass straw

Strawberry daiquiri - Strawberry daiquiri

Strawberry daiquiri

55 ml Rum blanc
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Simple syrup
Dash daiquiri bitters
Fresh strawberries

Method: Muddle strawberries. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Strawberry, mint and a strawberry daiquiri lollipop

Strawberry daiquiri - mint & cucumber daiquiri

Mint & cucumber daiquiri

60 ml Rum blanc
30 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Homemade garden mint syrup
Fresh cucumber
Dash coriander bitters

Method: Muddle Cucumber. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Cucumber on a cocktail pick and a sprig of mint

Strawberry daiquiri - Three p´s daiquiri

Three P´s daiquiri

60 ml Pineapple infused rum
30 ml Fresh organic lime juice
15 ml Peach liqueur
15 ml Passionfruit syrup
Dash vanilla bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated peach, dehydrated pitahaya (dragon fruit), sprig of mint and a glass straw

Strawberry daiquiri - Pineapple daiquiri

Pineapple daiquiri

50 ml Pineapple rum
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
10 ml Pineapple cordial homemade
1 bsp Demerara syrup homemade
Dash daiquiri bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel and a sprig of mint

Strawberry daiquiri - Cadaqcha (cachaca daiquiri)

Cadaqcha (cachaca daiquiri)

50 ml Cachaca
20 ml Fresh organic lime juice
20 ml Falernum
Dash daiquiri bitters

Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lime and flowers

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Gin basil smash – smashing cocktail recipes

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Gin basil smash

A modern gin cocktail. Originally named Gin Pesto, created by Jörg Meyer in the summer of 2008.

The original recipe states the basil has to be muddled, which also gives it a more vibrant and green color. I prefer to give the basil a good bash, and shake it with all the other ingredients. This way you’ll have a more “bright” and fresh tasting cocktail. By muddling, the cocktail won’t take as much color from the basil compared to bashing the basil.

Regardless of the basil method used, I’m confident that you´ll be satisfied with the outcome, because it’s a really delicious cocktail.

Tip !

If the green color frightens you, then try to use red basil.

In doubt about how much basil to use ?

Then always use more basil.

Gin Basil smash recipes

BASIL SMASH
Basil smash

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Simple syrup
Basil leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Basil and dehydrated lemon

APPLE & BASIL SMASH
Apple & basil smash

50 ml Apple gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Simple syrup
10 ml Aperol
Fresh apple
Fresh basil

Method: Muddle apple and bash the basil. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Apple

GIN BASIL SMASH CRAMBLE
basil smash cramble

50 ml Gin
25 ml Limoncello
15 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Currant liqueur
10 Basil leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients (except currant liqueur) with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with currant liqueur
Garnish: Lemon peel, basil and a cocktail pick

SAAR´S GIN BASIL SMASH

Saar´s smash

25 ml Gin dry saar
25 ml Saar quince
15 ml Limoncello
12.5 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
10 Basil 10 leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice
Garnish: Basil, lemon peel and a cocktail pick

GIN BASIL SMASH BRAMBLE

basil smash bramble

50 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lime juice
10 ml Mint syrup homemade
10 ml Creme de mure
Fresh basil

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients (except creme de mure) with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float with creme de mure
Garnish: Basil

BERRY BASIL SMASH

Berry basil smash

60 ml Gin strawberry & raspberry infused
30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml Strawberry, raspberry & vanilla syrup
10 ml Lillet rose
8 Basil leaves

Method: Give the basil a bash. Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Basil and roses

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Dessert cocktails

dessert cocktails - apple & caramel cake
dessert cocktails - grandpa´s beard
dessert cocktails - apple pie
dessert cocktails - strawberry meringue
dessert cocktails - spiced orange cake
dessert cocktails - lime is the key
dessert cocktails - lemon pie

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Lately I have been working on some fun dessert cocktails with meringue.  I accidentally stumbled upon the idea of using Italian meringue to top on cocktails. Once I tried it, I was sold!

Some of my dessert cocktails are inspired by tasty well-known cakes such as Lemon Pie and “Grandpa’s beard”. “Grandpas beard” cake is a classic Danish cake with three layers: spongy cake, raspberry jam and meringue on top.

I have used less sugar/liquor in my dessert cocktails, as the meringue adds the perfect balance of sweetness.

Italian Meringue is particularly perfect to top on cocktails, as the meringue stays on top of the liquids. The eggs in Italian meringue are definitely NOT cooked, so if you are squeamish about using uncooked eggs in desserts, I suggest you use whipped cream instead.


Italian meringue recipe

I recommend using a KitchenAid/mixer for this recipe, as it will provide the best result.

100 g sugar
40 ml water
40 g pasteurized egg whites
Pinch vanilla sugar
Tiny pinch salt
(Tiny pinch of grated cinnamon for the cinnamon meringue)

1: Whip egg whites in a bowl, until its firm enough to turn the bowl upside down, while the egg whites stays in the bowl
2: Put sugar, water, salt & vanilla sugar in a sauce pan and gradually turn the heat up to medium / high, let it boil until it reach 116 degrees Celsius and remove the pan from the heat
3: Pour the sugar mass very slowly in the egg whites, only a little at a time, while constantly whipping
4: Keep whipping until the consistency is firm enough (have patience, it takes a little time; approx. 10 min)
5: Place it in the fridge for 2 hours before use.

Now you are ready to put the meringue in a piping bag and use it to top your cocktails.

Try these dessert cocktails recipes if you have a sweet tooth and like to play in the Sweet universe of cocktails.

Dessert cocktails recipes

Lemon pie

30 ml vodka
30 ml licor 43
20 ml limoncello
20 ml fresh organic lemon juice
Dash vanilla bitters
Fresh made italian marengue

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: None

Strawberry meringue

40 ml vodka
30 ml strawberry pure homemade
20 ml fresh organic lemon juice
20 ml licor 43
Dash vanilla bitters
Italian meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Freezedried & dehydrated strawberries

Spiced orange cake

50 ml spiced rum (with a good spice to it)
50 ml fresh organic orange juice
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
15 ml cointreau
10 ml aperol
Dash winter bitters
Freshly made cinnamon italian meringue

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Dehydrated orange, cookie and a cinnamon stick

Apple & caramel cake

50 ml apple gin
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml salty caramel liqueur
10 ml apple & caramel syrup homemade
Dash vanilla & ginger bitters
Homemade italian meringue

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Freeze dried apple, dehydrated apple and a cookie

Grandpa´s beard

40 ml vodka
30 ml raspberry pure homemade
20 ml fresh organic lemon juice
10 ml chambord
10 ml licor 43
Dash liqourice bitters
Italian meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Freezedried raspberries

Apple pie

50 ml apple gin
25 ml fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml licor 43
10 ml ginger liqueur
10 ml apple syrup
Italian cinnamon meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Dehydrated apple, cookie and cinnamon stick

Lime is the key

60 ml gin (lime forward)
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml lime cordial
10 ml licor 43
1 bsp suze
Italian meringue homemade

Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass, top with meringue and torch it
Garnish: Grated lime peel and a cookie

I Hope this post inspires you, to create your own signature dessert cocktails. I would love to hear about your experience with my recipes in the comments.

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