Sweet and sour! Fizzy and refreshing! This Strawberry Collins is a fun twist on the classic Tom Collin cocktail. Skip the mix and make the drink from scratch. You’ll love the results.
After I made my tasty, so much better than store bought, Strawberry Vanilla Bean Syrup, I wanted to make another recipe with it.
I had the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini (so good! go make it!), but I knew the syrup would be wonderful in any number of other drinks. I’ll probably come up with a few non-alcoholic recipes in the future, but today, though? I have a twist on one of my favorite fizzy drinks, the Tom Collins, a strawberry Collins! And it’s both amazingly good and super easy.
The only time commitment you have here is making the syrup. Once that is made in the fridge, mixing up this cocktail is a matter of minutes.
Vodka Collins has long been a favorite of mine when I’ve wanted a zippy drink that’s not too strong. And, yes, I’ve used the mix! 🙂 It’s a perfectly fine mix that delivers exactly the drink you expect every time and it keeps in the pantry for a good, long time.
However, making your own means you can do what you want and change up the flavors, which is even better! Once I made my strawberry syrup, I thought it seemed it would provide a perfect twist on the basic Collins drink. A few tests later and I was right. This is super tasty and super easy. Who needs the mix?
If you try my recipe for Strawberry Collins, I would love to hear from you in the comments with your experience and rating! And I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.
– Happy Drinking, Annemarie
Strawberry Vodka Collins
- 3 oz vodka
- 3 oz strawberry vanilla bean syrup
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 lime wedges
- 7-8 oz club soda
- Add vodka, syrup, lime juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Shake until cold and well blended.
- Divide the cocktail and ice equally between two glasses.
- Squeeze a lime wedge into each glass and fill with 3-4 oz of chilled club soda.
- Stir and drink.