|2 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|2 fl oz||Chilled water|
|1 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
Light and refreshing, akin to alcoholic real lemonade.
This is a version of the drink for which Limmer's Hotel in London was most famed: a Captain Gronow recalled it in his 1860s memoirs as one of the top, if filthy and seedy, sporting hangouts of 1814, thanks in part to its 'famous gin-punch'. A bartender named John Collins worked there later in the 19th century, and was famous enough to inspire a limerick, so many believe he created the Collins, which is similar to gin punch, although the drink is not named in the rhyme which goes as follows:
My name is John Collins,
head waiter at Limmer's,
Corner of Conduit Street,
My chief occupation is filling brimmers
For all the young gentlemen frequenters there.