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May Your New Year Be as Kind as This Cocktail

The adaptable, easy-drinking Collins is back on the bar in a big way. Here are two highly refreshing, low-maintenance options for mixing at home

香蕉视频苹果下载 ASK BARTENDERS to define the classic Collins, and two descriptors pop up over and over again: “refreshing” and “crushable.” Both are euphemisms for “not too strong,” an apt characterization of a drink that’s like sipping on fizzy spiked lemonade.

The Tom Collins is the best-known member of the Collins family. At heart it’s a gin sour: an ounce or two of spirit tempered by citrus and sugar and lengthened with soda water. The first to publish a recipe by that name was bartender Jerry Thomas, in his classic “Bartender’s Guide,”...