Maggie Collins Cocktail


This is our Barossa slant on a cocktail classic, the Tom Collins.Using our classic Generations Gin, the Maggie Collins is wonderfully refreshing and dangerously drinkable, perfect for a few drinks in the afternoon! Technically we have taken the traditional Collins in the direction of a Gin Fizz, but let’s not let technicalities get in the way of a good cocktail.
SERVINGS: 1 person
PREP TIME: 5 minutes


  • 50 ml Generations Gin
  • 15 ml Maggie Beer Verjuice
  • 15 ml Bickford’s Lime
  • 15 ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 15 ml Simple Sugar Syrup*
  • 2 Dashes of Orange Bitters. Optional, but adds a depth of flavour
  • Ice
  • Fresh Mint Leaves


  • Put 3-4 cubes of ice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add a couple of dashes of Orange Bitters, followed by Generations Gin, Verjuice, Lime juice, Lemon juice and Sugar Syrup.
  • Do your best Bryan Brown/Tom Cruise impression and give the shaker a really good shake.
  • Part fill your glass with ice (Collins or High Ball glasses work well, but any glass will do)
  • Strain the contents of your shaker, except the ice, into your glass.
  • Add soda water to taste and garnish with the mint
  • Put your feet up and enjoy in the afternoon sun


*Simple Sugar Syrup
You can buy from a bottle shop but it is very simple to make yourself. Mix 1 cup (240ml) water with 1 cup (200g) white sugar. Combine in a medium saucepan, bring to the boil stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Decant and cool. Once bottled it will keep for at least a few weeks.

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