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American Collins

A patriotic version of the classic, refreshing cocktail; great for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Election Day, etc
Prep Time3 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberries, gin, lemon juice, raspberries, simple syrup, soda water
Servings: 1 cocktail


  • jigger
  • highball glass
  • muddler
  • stirrer or bar spoon
  • straw


  • 4 blackberries (or 8 blueberries)
  • 4 raspberries (or 4 pitted cherries)
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice (freshly squeezed, if possible)
  • 4 oz soda water (very roughly)


  • Put the fruit in the highball glass
    4 blackberries, 4 raspberries
  • Add the lemon juice and simple syrup
    1/2 oz simple syrup, 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • Muddle really well, until the fruit is unrecognizable
  • Add the gin
    2 oz gin
  • Stir
  • Fill most of the glass with ice cubes
  • Top with soda water
    4 oz soda water
  • Stir well, to get the fruit off the bottom
  • Add the straw and serve


Adapted from The Spruce Eats.