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Low-Carb Tom Collins


Updated June 26, 2014

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

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Tom Collins drinks are usually made with a pre-made mixer which contains a fair amount of sugar. Don't let that keep you from enjoying this refreshing drink. A Vodka Collins is exactly the same thing, only using vodka instead of gin. This drink is low in calories as well as carbs.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes


  • 1 jigger (1.5 oz or 3 tablespoons) gin (nutritional analysis uses 80 proof)
  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) lemon juice (fresh-squeezed is best)
  • Artificial sweetener with the equivalent of 2 tablespoons sugar (zero carb sweetener such as liquid sucralose preferred)
  • Club soda
  • Lemon slice for garnish


Mix gin (or vodka), lemon juice, and sweetener in a glass. Add club soda to taste, and then add ice cubes. Garnish with lemon slices (skip the traditional cherry at 2 grams of carbohydrate each).

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 2 grams effective carbohydrate if using bottled lemon juice, 2.5 grams for fresh lemon juice, and 103 calories.

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