The John Collins cocktail makes fantastic use of not-so-special bourbon whiskey. It turns out by adding some lemon juice, a little sugar and some carbonation, you can turn it into a very tasty cocktail.
This is an ideal drink for cooling down on a hot day, especially one spent out of doors. It also goes surprisingly well with a lot of meals, since the dominant note is simply lemon.
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
- 3 ounces club soda
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Pour in the bourbon, lemon juice and sugar and shake well. Fill a collins glass most of the way with ice cubes and strain the mixture into it. Pour in the club soda and stir. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice.