Meyer Lemon Tom Collins Recipe

meyer lemon cocktail recipe - tom collins - yarden

With its dry and woody flavors, gin can be an acquired taste for many, but using Meyer lemons in place of regular in this classic cocktail gives it a sweeter and less acidic taste.  It makes for a bright and refreshing drink that perfectly balances the botanical tastes of the gin.  Think of it as a boozy, fizzy lemonade!


  • 4 oz. gin
  • 2 oz. freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 c. club soda, to taste
  • Sprig of rosemary or thyme for garnish, optional


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  2. Add lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin to the shaker.  Cover with lid and shake well.
  3. Pour mixture into two glasses over ice.
  4. Top off the glasses with club soda to taste and garnish, if desired.