The Collins was most likely named after 19th-century bartender John Collins of London's Limmer's Hotel. The Tom Collins was originally made with Old Tom, a sweet style of gin that's extremely hard to find today.
16 oz Limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur)
12 oz Gin
8 oz Fresh lemon juice
24 paper-thin Lemon slices
16 oz chilled Club soda
8 Mint sprigs
How to Mix
In a pitcher, combine the limoncello, gin and lemon juice
Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours
Press 3 thin lemon slices against the inside of each of the 8 Collins glasses
Add ice to the glasses
Stir the limoncello mixture and pour it into the glasses
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