How to make a Christmas Collins cocktail

This festive take on the classic Tom Collins cocktail is sure to wow your visitors

Christmas Collins cocktail

This is a festive twist on a classic gin-based Tom Collins cocktail, with a deliciously Christmassy chocolate orange flavour replacing the traditional lemon.

To make this cocktail, you’ll need a cocktail making kit with a shaker, strainer and measuring jigger, and a potato peeler for your garnish.

Watch the video below to let us guide you through the recipe, step by step!



  • Jaffa Cake Gin 50ml, a double measure
  • Smooth orange juice 25ml, a single measure
  • Monin Pure Sugar Cane Syrup 2 tsp
  • Soda water to top up
  • Orange peel twist
  • Fresh rosemary one sprig
  • Handful of ice


  • Step 1

    Pull your peeler around your orange to cut a long strip of peel, avoiding cutting into the white pith. Trim the edges, coil it up around your finger then set it aside.

  • Step 2

    Half-fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in a double measure of Jaffa Cake Gin,. Add a single measure of orange juice. Then two teaspoons of sugar syrup.

  • Step 3

    Secure the lid, and shake for around 10 seconds to chill and combine your ingredients.  


  • Step 4


    Pop some fresh ice cubes into a tall glass. Place your cocktail strainer over the mouth of the shaker and carefully pour your gin mix into the glass.

    Top up the glass with sparkling water, give it a stir, then add the garnishes – and you’re ready to serve!