Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meyer Lemon Tom Collins

So... a cocktail recipe in the middle of the week may not be entirely appropriate in the minds of some.  Others will say, "yes! please, get me over this hump and one step closer to the weekend."  This week, I'm in the latter camp.  We are only 2 days through the work week and I've been swamped, to the point of being overwhelmed, and stressed.  I think that I may have gotten through the worst part of the week, but it was not easy.  Given my week so far, I unfortunately didn't finish editing the video that I made to share with you all.  Therefore, we have cocktails on a Wednesday.  But, these are gosh darn good cocktails.  They are like a shot of sunshine on these cold, dreary winter days.  Meyer lemons provide a herbal, citrus quality that makes this version a little bit more special than your run of the mill Tom Collins.

Meyer Lemon Tom Collins
From Serious Eats via the Hot and Hot Fish Club (Alabama)

1 1/2 ounces gin
Juice of 1 Meyer lemon
1 teaspoon sugar
Chilled soda water

Combine gin, juice, and sugar in a highball glass. Stir well. Add ice (use a lot of ice, the bigger the cubes the better) and top off with soda, stir lightly if desired and serve. Skip the gin to make this a super refreshing spritzer!


  1. Excellent photos Kels - they're also a nice reprise from these cold and dreary days!

  2. GORGEOUS photos! I absolutely love these!! :)

    1. Thanks Kelly (and thanks for the pin too)! Have a lovely weekend!


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