Our 13 Favorite Gins for Tom Collins Cocktails

When you’re in the mood for a classic Tom Collins, grab these bottles of gin for your drink.

Many classic cocktails highlight the flavors of a spirit by pairing them with light ingredients. In a Tom Collins, bright citrus and bubbly soda water allow the bittersweet, botanical taste of gin to shine.

delicious recipe using gin for tom collins

A small amount of simple syrup enhances these other flavors. 

While many styles of the spirit work in the cocktail, finding the right gin for Tom Collins cocktails depends on personal taste.

Check out these versatile options to find the best match for your bar. 


From dry varieties to more flavorful options, gin for Tom Collins cocktails comes in many forms.

Stock your bar with whichever botanical blend best suits your tastes, or experiment until you find one to craft your perfect cocktail.

Did we miss your favorite gin for mixing? Let us know your favorites in the comments below!

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Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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