This Caribbean take on a Tom Collins is perfect on a hot day.
2 ounces rum
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Splash of seltzer
Lemon wheel and cherry for garnish
- Add two scoops of ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Add all ingredients in shaker and stir for about 30 seconds to chill.
- Strain into a tall Collins glass.
- Add garnishes.
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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