Guys who want to give the ladies a little Latin spice when showing off their bartending skills should learn how to make a Juan Collins cocktail. The south of the border cousin of the traditional Tom Collins, the Juan Collins cocktail, is a cool and refreshing way for you and your amigos to get your fiesta on and maybe get the Señioritas feeling a bit friendly too!
To make a Juan Collins Cocktail you are going to need;
- 3 parts Tequila
- 1 part Lemon Juice
- 6 parts Club Soda
- Tall Glasses
- Long Stirrer
Now that we have all our fiesta gear, let’s get down to business. It really isn’t too difficult to make a Juan Collins cocktail. The main thing is to remember to measure your ingredients properly. You can make Juan Collins cocktails by the pitcher, or by the glass using the same procedure, as long as you adjust the measurements accordingly.
- Dissolve sugar. Take your tall glass or pitcher and depending on which you choose, add either 1 teaspoon or ½ cup of sugar. Add lemon juice and stir until mostly dissolved.
- Add ice. Fill the glass or pitcher with ice all the way to the rim. Mmmm, lemonade! But don’t drink it yet, just two more steps before that cool refreshing lemonade becomes a Juan Collins cocktail—Aye Caramba!
- Add tequila. Ok Papi Chulos, it’s time to do your Pee-Wee Herman dance and add the tequila! Pour it right over the ice and into your lemon juice and sugar combo. Make sure not to over pour or you’ll wind up doing a Mexican hat dance around the toilet bowl before you can say La Cucaracha!
- Add club soda and stir. All that’s left to do now is add your club soda so fill ‘er pronto! Grab your stirrer, give it a swirl and you’ll have yourself a Juan Collins Cocktail as easy as uno, dos, tres! Ole!
Remember to drink responsibly amigos. When you make Juan Collins cocktails the fiesta can really get going.