This keto Tom Collins is a gin-based sparkling mixed drink that's low carb and sugar free!
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So what exactly IS a Tom Collins? Here's what wiki says:
The Tom Collins is a Collins cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. First memorialized in writing in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, “the father of American mixology”, this “gin and sparkling lemonade” drink is typically served in a Collins glass over ice.”
So it's pretty easy to convert the traditional version into a keto-friendly one, as long as you use a sweetener instead of the sugar. I prefer to use my homemade simple syrup which is just perfect for this recipe! Here's a video:And here's a direct link to the video.
Did you know that you can also make a John Collins (with whiskey instead of gin), a Rum Collins (with rum) or a Juan Collins (with tequila)?!?!
How to Make a Keto Tom Collins
In a tall glass (eg – a Collins glass!), add gin and syrup. How much syrup you add is up to your personal preference of how sweet you like your drinks. But between one and two tablespoons should be all you need. Squeeze half a lemon into the glass (I love this citrus squeezer!) – you need about two tablespoons.
Stir to combine, then fill the glass with ice.
Top up with club soda or soda water, and garnish with a slice of lemon.
Doesn't it look fantastically refreshing?!?!
- 3 tbs gin
- 1-2 tbs low carb simple syrup
- 2 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
- club soda or soda water
- lemon slice, for garnish
- In a tall glass (eg - a Collins glass!), add the gin and syrup. How much syrup you add is up to your personal preference of how sweet you like your drinks.
- Squeeze half a lemon into the glass - you need about two tablespoons.
- Stir to combine, then fill the glass with ice.
- Top up with the club soda or soda water, and garnish with a slice of lemon.
2.1g net carbs per serving (whole recipe)
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 82Total Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgCarbohydrates 2.1gNet Carbohydrates 2.1gSugar 0.8g