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!
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…
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
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.
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!
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'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!
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
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