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The John Collins was originally made with aromatic Dutch genever. Genever was a popular drink among Londoners until taxation and import restrictions made it hard to obtain, so London Dry Gin became the ingredient of choice. The cocktail was named after its inventor, John Collins, who was a headwaiter at the Limmerís hotel & coffee house, on Conduit street.

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Ingredients & Method

Cocktail Ingredients

- 2 Parts Beefeater London Dry Gin
- 1 Part Fresh lemon juice
- 3 Barspoons of Castor sugar
- Top up with Soda water

Method

Build the ingredients into a Catalina glass over crushed ice and churn. Top up with Soda water and finish with another topping of crushed ice. Garnish with 2 lemon slices and serve with 2 straws

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