As you read in an earlier post, every week during the summer, I plan to post the recipe for a refreshing beverage – sometimes the drink will involve spirits, sometimes not.
The following beverage is made with spirits…it’s Foodie’s very own brew. This drink is the Tuscan twist of an all-American standard, the Tom Collins, which is made with gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup. The Tom Collins is a variation of the original Collins Cocktail made with a Dutch malt wine called Geneva, lemon juice and a more potent version sugar syrup.
Tuscan Tommaso Collins
1 tsp Super Fine Sugar (Dominos) or Simple Syrup
½ cup lemon juice
1 ½ shot of gin (I like Bluecoat)
2 caps full of Stirrings Orange Bitters (I ordered mine from stirrings.com)
Sprig of rosemary
Add ice to a cocktail shaker and add all the ingredients. Shake very well. Pour into a tall Collins glass filled with ice. I used one from a set my daughter gave me for Christmas. Top the mixture off with sparkling water and a sprig of rosemary...molto rinfrescante!
To re-cap the summer beverage GIVEAWAY…
If you are already a follower of KOPO, make a comment to this or any post through June 30th OR if you are not a follower, become a follower by June 30th and make a comment…either way you will be entered to win this handy-dandy “Recipe Cocktail Shaker” from the Martha Stewart Collection. This stainless steel shaker has a built in “dial a recipe” that includes the recipe ingredients, preparation method and serving suggestion….a great addition to any home bar!