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ginger collins {cocktail friday}

This Ginger Collins is a bright, fresh and summery cocktail that is light and refreshing – especially on a hot and humid summer night!

Ginger Collins by Jelly Toast #cocktailfriday

Happy Fourth of July!

Now, I realize that the expected cocktail for the Fourth of July Cocktail Friday should be something boasting red, white and blue but I’m going against the grain and assuming that you’ve had enough red, white and blue food shoved in your face to last you for a while. Instead, I’m giving you a light, refreshing and summery Ginger Collins.

Ok, maybe it’s just an excuse to make another cocktail with my fave among fave’s: Domaine de Canton. But honestly, this ginger liqueur is delightful. Especially when paired with crisp gin, lemon and a twist of lime.

Ginger Collins by Jelly Toast

What’s also so great about this cocktail, other than the crisp and refreshing nature of the drink itself, is that it’s very neutral in color so that it will go with all of your festive red, white and blue food that you’ll be eating tonight. See? No one ever accused me of not looking out for you. Clashing cocktails are no good.

On a different note, what are you eating tonight? Because I already know you’ll be drinking a ginger collins, obviously. I’d love to hear about how you celebrate the Fourth!

No matter what you are eating or drinking tonight I wish you a very happy, healthy and safe Fourth of July!

Ginger Collins by Jelly Toast #cocktailfriday

Be sure to stop by tomorrow because my sweet friend Courtney will be here sharing a crazy delicious new Smoothie Saturday recipe!

Ginger Collins Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail


2 ounces gin
1 1/2 ounces ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton)
1 ounces lemon juice
1 ounces simple syrup
3 ounces club soda
twist of lime


Fill a collins glass with ice. Pour in gin, ginger liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup. Stir. Top with club soda and garnish with a twist of lime. Enjoy!
July 4th, 2014

Love ginger liqueur as much as I do? Try the 3G cocktail, too!

3G Cocktail by Jelly Toast

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3 comments on “ginger collins {cocktail friday}”

  1. Such a pretty drink and I am so intrigued by the ginger liqueur!

  2. My husband and I are sipping these on a warm Friday in San Diego. Delicious, but soo alcoholic! We added some extra lemon juice and muddled strawberry to cut down on the strength of the gin.

    Thanks so much for sharing, and for turning us on to a new ginger liquer! Love the blog 🙂