The only thing we like better than a cocktail? A cocktail with fresh fruit. Instant alcoholic satisfaction, plus getting one of your five-a-day. The Tom Collins dates back to The Bartender’s Guide of 1876, and was a popular cocktail in New York at the time. And we can see why; it’s a simple concoction which requires no serious mixology skills and impresses every time. This version of the TC features tart, tangy fresh raspberries and the perfectly-balanced botanicals of Tanqueray No. Ten – a lively mix of chamomile flower, white grapefruit, orange and lime. Here’s to you Mr C!

rasp collins
50ml Tanqueray® No. TEN™
20ml raspberry purée
25ml fresh lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
Dash of soda

Shake all ingredients and strain over cubed ice in a highball glass, before topping up with soda. Garnish with raspberries and a spring or two of fresh mint.

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