Hello Tom

That tile looks very new

That tile looks very new

We made a horrible mistake that has only exacerbated our kitchen renovation woes. When the delivery truck came with our cabinets we directed the nice men unloading the truck to pile the myriad boxes into our dining room, temporarily blocking access to our liquor cabinet. Alas, Katherine had stashed some gin in her closet so it wasn’t a total loss. While the measurements below are precise, she must confess that the drink was a bit free form since doing dishes involves washing them in a bathroom sink these days — hence the plastic cup.

Tom Collins

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • tonic water

In your fanciest plastic cup, mix the lemon juice, gin and simple syrup. Throw in some ice (or not if you emptied the trays in an attempt to lighten the load while you moved the refrigerator into the living room so you could tile). Top with desired amount of tonic water and garnish with a cherry.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to Hello Tom

  1. Ruth says:

    Looks like you managed somehow. Cheers!

  2. Thank God for Katherine’s foresight:)

  3. Well, there’s a mistake you won’t make twice! 😉

  4. Looks like a beach drink! You guys are troopers to even attempt cooking and posting through all of this.

  5. Good old Katherine! And washing up in the bathroom sink is tough – you can only wash a cup at a time!

  6. egg me on says:

    Hello! (I feel like this post is speaking directly to me. I know, I’ve got some ego. But I also love me some gin, tonic and lemon juice.)

  7. I love to see what recipes you post during this renovation. You all have really stretched and done some amazing stuff. Love the Tom Collins! One random fact- I work with a nurse whose name is Tom Collins.

  8. Pingback: Rufus Reruns: G is for Gin | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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