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Tequila Collins: The Mexican Version

Tequila Collins: The Mexican Version
A Juan Collins with a cherry and a lemon slice
MADE WITH Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila Collins
FLAVOUR Sour
OCCASION A wedding
AUTHOR Olmeca Barman
Ingredients
2 oz of Altos Plata
1 oz of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
Club soda or soda water
Method

Add the tequila, lemon juice, and sugar to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well to mix the ingredients and chill the drink. Pour the mixture into a Collins glass and fill it halfway with club soda or soda water. Garnish with a lemon slice, the cherry and a lemon twist. Serve immediately.

The Tequila Collins is a traditional Mexican cocktail that has become popular around the world. Its name has an interesting history that dates back to the 1870s in the United States, where a cocktail called the “Tom Collins” made with gin instead of tequila became popular. Over time, this cocktail was adapted to include tequila and became the Tequila Collins we know today.

To make a Tequila Collins, you mix tequila, lemon juice, sugar, and club soda or soda water. It’s a refreshing and delicious drink that’s perfect for enjoying on a hot day or to accompany a Mexican meal. If you like tequila and are looking for an easy and delicious cocktail to make, the Tequila Collins is an excellent choice.

Two Altos version from the tequila collins

Ingredients to Make a Tequila Collins

The ingredients you need to make a Tequila Collins are:

  • 2 oz of Altos Plata
  • 1 oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Club soda or soda water

To serve, you will also need ice, a cherry, a lemon slice and a lemon twist for garnish.

Top view of the juan collins recipe

How to Prepare a Juan Collins

To make a Tequila Collins, follow these steps:

  1. Add the tequila, lemon juice, and sugar to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake well to mix the ingredients and chill the drink.
  3. Pour the mixture into a Collins glass and fill it halfway with club soda or soda water.
  4. Garnish with a lemon slice, the cherry and a lemon twist. Serve immediately.

What Glass Should I Use to Serve a Tequila Collins Recipe?

The Collins Tequila can be served in a Collins glass or a highball glass. The main thing is that the glass has enough capacity to hold your drink and ice.

The Collins glass is a tall, narrow glass used to serve cocktails on the rocks. Its elongated and narrow shape allows the ice and cocktail ingredients to mix well, which in turn helps keep the drink cold. In addition, its wide spout makes it easy to drink and allows you to enjoy all the flavors of the drink.

Our Juan Collins Cocktail

Why Use High-Quality Tequila in this Tequila Collins?

There are several reasons why it is recommended to use a high-quality tequila like Olmeca Altos when making a Tequila Collins. Firstly, a high-quality tequila has a smoother and more refined flavor, which will give the Tequila Collins a more pleasant and balanced flavor. Secondly, a high-quality tequila has a better reputation and is more likely to be produced responsibly and with high-quality ingredients. In short, using a high-quality tequila to make a Tequila Collins can significantly improve the flavor and quality of the drink.

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