• Tom Collins Riffs

    12 days ago - By Imbibe Magazine

    With the first recorded recipe published in the second edition of Jerry Thomas' Bartender's Guide in 1876, the Tom Collins is often linked to a hoax that was making the rounds at the time, wherein the patrons of a bar would inform a fellow drinker that a boisterous man named Tom Collins was saying slanderous things about him at a bar down the street. Sufficiently enraged, the duped fellow would rush off to confront the nonexistent Collins while the pranksters shared a laugh at their friend's expense. Jokes aside, cocktail historian David Wondrich attributes the drink's creation to John...
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