While we are talking about shoes, I wanted to share that time I drank a cocktail out of a boot – I’m calling it my “Cowboy” Collins Cocktail and it’s a classic gin drink that you need to have in your mixology repertoire!

Cowboy Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
It’s not everyday you have a cocktail in a cowboy cup!

How to Make a (Cowboy) Tom Collins

I made this Cowboy Collins Cocktail way back in ancient history known as “summer” when I was at the Alabama cabin and I had limited ingredients and equipment.  And yet, they had cowboy boot mugs! Go figure! I couldn’t resist making a cocktail to go in said mugs and thought the classic Tom Collins would be perfect!

A Tom Collins requires basic ingredients…

Cowboy Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
Gin. Maybe my favourite spirit next to Sortilege
Cowboy Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
And lemon juice – fresh squeezed is always better!

Other than gin and lemon juice, a Tom Collins needs sugar to make simple syrup, ice for the glass, and club soda to top up your glass boot.

Cowboy Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
It’s almost as easy as pouring yourself a glass of wine!

You can make a Tom Collins with vodka too but traditionally, it is made with gin. As for boot glasses, I actually saw one once at the thrift store and did not get it!! I didn’t foresee a need for a cowboy boot glass!!  #thriftregret If you don’t have a boot, just use a flat. Jk. Just use a “Collins glass” which is basically a tall narrow glass.

Cowboy Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter
Of course, two boots are better than one though in the case of cocktails, one boot per person! 😉

The Cowboy Collins Cocktail is easy, refreshing, and classic even without a boot and even without an idyllic Alabama bay backdrop! Have you had a Tom Collins cocktail before? Would you like to try one? DO YOU HAVE A BOOT MUG?!! Are you a cowboy??! Happy Friday y’all!

xoxo Nicole

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Cowboy Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe by The Spirited Thrifter

'Cowboy' Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe

This classic gin cocktail is easy and delicious and tastes even better when you drink it out of a boot!

Course Drinks
Keyword tom collins
Servings 2 faux cowboys
Author The Spirited Thrifter

Ingredients

Combine in a shaker filled with ice and shake for 30 seconds:

  • 4 oz gin
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup

Fill 2 cowboy boots or Collins glasses with ice.

Strain drink into glasses - make sure to divide exactly evenly or give your wife the bigger glass.

Top glass with club soda, garnish with a lemon slice and serve.

Yee haw!

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