- 2 oz Bourbon (~100 proof)
- 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- ¾ oz Rock Candy (or Rich Simple) Syrup
- 2 oz Club Soda
- 1 Mint Sprig
- Stir the bourbon, lemon juice, rock candy (or rich simple) syrup and mint leafs with ice in a mixing glass. Add 4 ice cubes to a Collins Glass. Simultaneously strain the contents of your mixing glass and pour the club soda over the ice.
- Garnish with a Mint Stalk.
Substitute bourbon for gin and your Tom Collins becomes the Johnny Collins! Named after John Barleycorn, a traditional nickname for bourbon (and the title of bourbon-lover Jack London’s autobiography) this cocktail pairs the elegance of bourbon with the fun of lemonade to produce one darn delicious warm-weather drink!