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Rum Collins with palm trees and a bottle of rum

The Rum Collins is Good Enough to Die For

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 3 Minutes
  • Total Time: 3 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Category: Classic Cocktails

Description

This Caribbean take on a Tom Collins is perfect on a hot day.


Ingredients

Scale

2 ounces rum

1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon powdered sugar 

Splash of seltzer

Lemon wheel and cherry for garnish


Instructions

  1. Add two scoops of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add all ingredients in shaker and stir for about 30 seconds to chill.
  3. Strain into a tall Collins glass.
  4. Add garnishes.

Notes

It's really worthwhile to use fresh squeezed lime juice rather than from a bottle for a really crisp, refreshing taste without added sugar.

You can substitute lemon juice instead of lime juice, as there are variations of the recipe. The lime juice gives it more of a Caribbean feel and the lemon juice keeps it similar to a traditional gin Tom Collins.

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