We love Gin in our house. We also are big fans of Sprite. So why not combine them and make a simple, and shockingly tasty, Gin and Sprite Cocktail?
What is a Gin and Sprite?
Honestly, the Gin and Sprite doesn’t really have t’s own fancy name. Some people will mistakenly refer to it as a Gin Fizz or a Tom Collins. All three drinks are similar but have a few differences.
SInce this cocktail doesn’t have a name of it’s own, we decided to call it a “Tom Collins On A Budget”. Similar to our “Margarita on a budget”, which is Tequila and Sprite, this simple highball mixer tastes close enough to the real thing that if you didn’t know better you’d think it was the real deal.
The tradition of soft drinks as a mixer for liquor goes back for what seems like forever. Maybe its the sweet flavor. Maybe its the fizzy nature of the carbonation. Whatever it is, they blend together perfectly.
This drink is quick and easy and pairs well with many dishes. Aside from a dinner drink, it also works well as a Summer sipper or relaxing by the fire when it’s cold outside.
Other Soft Drink Mixers
Soft drinks are a blessing to the cocktail world. You can jazz up just about any spirit out there with a splash of Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, or Ginger Ale. Some of our favorite soft drink mixers are Rum & Coke, Jack & Coke, Whiskey Root Beer aka Lynchburg Beer, and Vodka & Ginger Ale.
But today’s drink is the Gin and Sprite! So, let’s get started.
How to make this drink:
Tom Collins himself couldn’t make this recipe any easier, budget or no budget.
Fill your highball glass with ice.
Add in about 2 oz of a high quality gin.
Layer on about 4 oz of Sprite or Sprite Zero (slowly so it doesn’t fizz out of the glass)
Stir with a bar spoon (again, slowly so it doesn’t fizz too much)
Throw a lime garnish on the side and enjoy!
Gin And Sprite aka Tom Collins On A Budget
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- (Optional) Mixing tumbler
- 2 oz gin
- 4 oz Sprite or Sprite Zero
- 1 lime wedge garnish
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of gin
- Top off with Sprite (approximately 4 oz)
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with lime wedge