Easy Basil Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe


Treat yourself to Chef Sasha Sincic's delicious Tom Collins cocktail recipe. This basil and gin cocktail is easy to make and super refreshing. It features lemon juice and a simple syrup recipe that can be used to sweeten other drinks. Sasha will also show you how to take your Tom Collins cocktail one step further by adding flavored ice cubes. This recipe is perfect for any occasion whether you're just looking for a refreshing drink in the summer or you're on a mission to impress your dinner guests. To get started, check out the products and ingredients needed for this class listed below.

Ingredients For a Basil Tom Collins Cocktail

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  1. Make the simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water).
  2. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Fill a glass with basil ice cubes.
  4. Shake the ingredients in the cocktail shaker.
  5. Pour the cocktail over ice.
  6. Garnish and enjoy!

If you're new to making cocktails, check out Chef Sasha Sincic's How-Tos for this class below for more tips and advice.

How-To Make Simple Syrup in the Microwave for Cocktails: Chef Sasha Sincic teaches you how to make simple syrup for cocktails using a microwave. Traditionally, a simple syrup ratio is equal parts sugar to water. For this How-To, Sasha will show you how to use more water than sugar for your simple syrup. This small change will help your cocktail from becoming too sweet.

How-To Make Cocktails with Special Ice Cubes: Chef Sasha Sincic teaches you how to make basil and cucumber-infused ice cubes to take your cocktail to the next level. Flavored ice cubes are a great way to easily infuse your drinks with added flavor to make them more unique. Check out the recipe below:

  1. Heat 4 cups of water in a sauce pot to a boil
  2. Add basil leaves and edible flower of choice and let steep
  3. Cool mixture for 20 minutes, or place in the fridge to cool faster
  4. Strain out basil and flowers
  5. Pour cooled mixture into Sicilian ice mold, place a basil leaf or dried flower in each cube and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

How-To Use a Lemon Squeezer: Chef Sasha Sincic teaches you how to use a lemon squeezer. Use this tool to give a lemon twist to anything from cocktails to salads. It's super easy to use and a must-have for every home chef. 

Sasha Sincic is The Fierce Foodie, a private meal prep Chef transitioning from a corporate environment to focus on her lifelong passion for cooking and creating. After leaving her sales job to pursue a career in food, Sasha landed on the Today Show and eventually cooking competitions. Since then, she has started her own Private Chef Company cooking for families for over three years.


How-To Make Cocktails with Special Ice Cubes

Chef Sasha Sincic teaches you how to make basil and cucumber-infused ice cubes to take your cocktail to the next level.


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