A last hurrah for our take on the traditional Tom Collins. If you have the time and inclination. the simple syrup is best pre-made by dissolving sugar in hot water on a 1:1 basis and allowing to cool. At home. I make this in jugs even if there’s only a few of us as it always disappears reassuringly fast A sure-fire winner for pre-batching,
what’s not to like?


  • 50ml Pinkster
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 12.5ml sugar syrup
  • Fresh mint and a handful of raspberries
  • Top up with soda


  1. In a highball glass. muddle the raspberries and simple syrup
  2. Add the gin and lemon juice, and stir to combine
  3. Fill with ice and top with soda. Garnish with raspberries and a sprig of mint