The John Collins Drink


  • 2 fluid ounces bourbon whiskey
  • 1 fluid ounce lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 2 cups ice, divided
  • 2 fluid ounces club soda
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry


The John Collins Cocktail Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. Combine bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a Collins glass. Add 1 cup ice, fill with club soda, and stir.
  2. Garnish with slice of orange and lemon and a maraschino cherry.

Original recipe makes 1 serving