Tom Collins Cocktail SyrupMADE BY BITTERMILK IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
A splash of this mixer has just the right amount of hoppy bitterness and elderflower power to turn a simple collins into a craft cocktail. -Tina Ujlaki, Executive Food Editor, Food & Wine Magazine
We already loved the Tom Collins, a fizzy mix of gin, fresh lemonade and seltzer, and then we tried this creative variation. Makers Joe and MariElena Raya combine bitter (hops), sweet (sugar) and acid (lemon juice) to build a balanced, sippable drink. As they say, "the labor is in the bottle," so we can just enjoy. We'll drink to that (and did we mention how gorgeous the bottle is?!).
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We love that we can mix up tall, refreshing cocktails with about as much effort as it takes to crack the ice tray: Just mix equal parts Tom Collins Cocktail Syrup, gin or vodka and soda water over ice in a tall glass. Done!