John Collins how to make the perfect cocktail step by step

John Collins how to make the perfect cocktail step by step. The John Collins is an ideal cocktail for the summer and its preparation is simple, we do not need specific cocktail utensils to do it. This cocktail is prepared in a mixing glass, different from the one we use to serve it, which consists of a wide container with a serving spout. If we do not have this type of glass, we can use a wide glass that we have at home.

although we need basic ingredientsOf those that we surely have in our minibar, gum syrup or sugar syrup may be the least common. Today it is easy to find this ingredient for sale in any commercial area, but we can also make it at home quickly. It is a simple sugar syrup with two parts sugar and one part water.

For make homemade sugar syrup, we mix two parts of sugar with one of water and bring the mixture closer to the fire. Without ceasing to stir, cook it over low heat for a few minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved and its texture is a bit thick. Let it cool and store it in a jar, ready to use.

And if you already have all the necessary ingredients, follow our steps to prepare the John Collins and enjoy a refreshing long drink, always in moderation.

freshly served john collinsMonica Prego

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • total time: 10 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • type of cuisine: American
    • Calories per serving (kcal):158

John Collins ingredients for 1 person

    • 6 ice cubes
    • 15 ml of gum syrup or sugar syrup
    • 45ml bourbon
    • 30 ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 60 ml of sparkling water
    • 1 slice of lemon
    • 1 cherry to decorate
Ingredients to make John CollinsMonica Prego

How to make john collins

In a wide glass or in a mixing glass we put 3 ice cubes. Next, we add 15 ml of sugar syrup, 45 ml of bourbon and 30 ml of lemon juice. We can prepare the sugar syrup at home following the instructions in the introduction to this recipe.

Adding the ingredients to prepare the John CollinsMonica Prego

Stir well with a mixing spoon, or a long-handled spoon.

Stirring the John Collins IngredientsMonica Prego

In a tall glass, in which we will serve our John Collins, add another 3 ice cubes (or the amount necessary to fill the glass, which will depend on the size of the glass and the type of ice we use) and add the previous mixture.

Serving the John Collins in the glassMonica Prego

Fill the glass with 60 ml of sparkling water and add 1 slice of lemon.

Adding the sparkling water to the John CollinsMonica Prego

Decorate it with a cherry and serve it immediately, very cold.

Decorating the John CollinsMonica Prego

Easy preparation summary

    1. We pour 3 ice cubes into a mixing glass, add the sugar syrup, the bourbon and the lemon juice
    1. we remove
    1. Pour this mixture into a tall glass with ice.
    1. Add the sparkling water and add a slice of lemon
    1. We decorate it and serve it