August is here! You know what that means, right? It’s time to go back to school – cocktail school, that is!
Admit it: you’re out of drink recipes, and you can’t think of new ways to use fruit syrups. Even if you aren’t returning to the classroom like millions of schoolchildren around the country, now is the perfect time to add new drink recipes to your mixological repertoire.
One of the secrets of all great drink recipes is that they aren’t completely new. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. If you’re wondering how to use fruit syrups, why not try experimenting with classic drink recipes? You can tweak them to add a sense of freshness and excitement.
Yes, the secret of how to use fruit syrups is to simply add new flavors to your favorite drink recipes. Sounds easy enough, right? Sort of. You see, flavors can easily clash or might not be the complements for one another. But don’t worry, we’ll make it easy for you.
Below is a raspberry-riffic twist on the classic gin-based Tom Collins.
The Father of American Mixology
Tom Collins is known as the “father of American mixology.” The catch? Tom Collins never existed. In the late 1800s, people began asking one another, “Have you seen Tom Collins?”
The asker would provoke the listener by assuring him or her that Tom Collins was around the corner, at the bar next door, or someplace near. Similar to the Where’s Waldo game that exists today, askers would find amusement in prompting others to find this non-existent person.
The truth was, however, that Tom Collins was everywhere, because this drink recipe was being created in bars throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and the greater Northeast. If you’re wondering how to use fruit syrups to freshen this classic recipe, try the Raspberry Tom Collins, detailed below.
- ¼ oz. Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup
- 1 oz. club soda
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 lemon
It’s simple to master this classic recipe with a fruity twist! Simply combine the Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup with the gin and lemon, then shake. Once the elements are mixed together, top off with the club soda for a delicious Raspberry Tom Collins.
Feel free to add a few raspberries to each glass as a fruity and fresh garnish. Enjoy!
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