The Tom Collins is widely considered one of the most ordered happy-hour cocktails in the world. That’s why the Juan Collins is a popular twist, incorporating tequila instead of whiskey, and changing the “Tom” to “Juan”, as a tongue-in-cheek option.
This is widely considered one of the most “fun” options of the Collins family of cocktails, as well. This is the perfect drink for after a tough day of work or to get the weekend started, and is perfect for tequila lovers.
- 1 ½ ounces of tequila
- 1 ounce of lemon juice
- ½ ounce of agave nectar
- 2 ounces of club soda
- Lemon or lime wedge (optional)
- Pour the tequila, lemon juice, and nectar into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes.
- Stir thoroughly.
- Add club soda.
- Garnish with either a lemon or lime wedge
- Collins glass
- Stirring spoon
The garnish isnt completely necessary, but is common when it comes to the Collins family of cocktails. For those who arent the biggest fans of agave nectar; simple syrup is a strong substitute, as well. The kind of tequila that the drinker chooses will largely determine the quality of the drink, and obviously, if one uses a cheap tequila to serve hundreds of people at a party, the result will not be the same as using top-shelf tequila for one or two guests. In addition, fresh lemon juice is the way to truly take a cocktail to another level, as well. The Juan Collins is a great choice for any setting, whether its a work happy hour or a vacation drink. It is perfect for those who enjoy tequila or Collins cocktails, and the complex flavor that it provides. No matter what your reason, enjoy a Juan Collins today, whoever, or wherever, you are. Enjoy!