Is a Tom Collins a rare cocktail?
I've noticed that about three bars I've went to have no idea what the drink is or how to make it.
- skeptikLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
No, but as with many cocktails its popularity tends to wax and wane over the years. In places like New England, its a perennial summertime favorite.
Older bartenders will know it, but younger ones probably haven't encountered it yet. Which is kind of ironic, given that a standard bar staple is Collins Mix. And a Collins Glass is standard glassware.
- John PLv 71 month ago
So much depends on where in the world you are, and what sort of area in town you are in.
In the mid 1960s, in a holiday job in a local tourist pub in southern England, I was asked by some Americans for 'Dry Martinis'. I served them dry Martini vermouth, as I would to British customers. I had no idea that they were expecting a cocktail of gin and dry Martini vermouth.
- Karen LLv 71 month ago
These days, yes. It's out of style. Younger bartenders might never have been asked for one.
- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
Ah, gin, lemon juice and club soda. It was Very popular back in the 1950's. But short of seeing it on a diner placemat, it would be rather rare to see someone younger than say 80 to order it.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Not rare, but a thing of the past. I remember it from the 60s, although it was probably around sooner than that.
I'm surprised the bartender didn't google it. I've had bartenders do that for my order.
Edit: It's from the late 1800s. The ingredients are something pretty much every bar has on hand.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
it might be, just ask them the next time you go to the bar there