Miss Lady Lace; Perth Pinup Queen, Burlesque Artist, Producer, & Blogger.
Good evening lovelies!
As the week draws to an end, we’re all excited for the weekend and its time for another Friday’s vintage cocktail! As always please remember if I have any younger readers to take note of your states drinking laws, but you can always make a mocktail version of today’s drink!
This evening I have for you a rather zesty drink known as a Tom Collins, a drink that has existed for many years now, first being published by Jerry Thomas in “The Father of American Mixology”, but is believed to date back to the 1760’s, being named after John Collins the head waiter at Limmer’s Old House, the name change took place in the 1860’s with the call for Old Tom gin. Tom Collins come back into fashion during the golden age of glamour with gin being a popular spirit of the time.
Mix powdered sugar in lemon juice, then pour into glass with gin, and ice cubes then fill with soda water and stir well.
This is a super simple cocktail which is easy to make, and not too many ingredients as well as being very deliciously zesty. I added in a whole jigger of lemon for my recipe as I really love a strong lemon flavour in my drink. I really love this cocktail as it has a soft flavour and as I mentioned before I do love more fruity softer flavours rather than the harsh flavour of liquor! I think this would also make a great punch to make for a vintage party, pour in the ingredients and throw in a few lemon slices and cherries and you’ve got a fabulous punch!
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend, if you’re in Perth there’s so much going on which can be seen in my blog post from earlier today! I’m about to head off to the North Perth Night Markets now, and I hope to see you there!