A legendary cocktail with a story. The Great Tom Collins Hoax of 1874 was a joke that went viral in New York and Philadelphia. It became a rage asking for the non existing person Tom Collins and newspapers were printing stories about false sightings of him. A bartender caught on and gave a drink the name Tom Collins so if anyone was making this joke they had unknowingly ordered the drink.
50 ml Hernö Old Tom Gin
30 ml lemon juice
20 ml simple syrup
Add Hernö Old Tom Gin, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup in to a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, top it up with soda and give it a nice quick stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge.