Yes, against all odds, we've got a cocktail named after Phil Collins. And of course, it's an instant classic.
Like most classics, the origin of the Collins is cloudy. Printed records date back to 1865, and legend has it that American mixologist Jerry Thomas had a whole Collins category in 1876. The origins of the name are slightly more clear, with many believing it stems from a barman at Limmer's Hotel in London, called John Collins. Regardless, we use Absolut in our Collins and it's a refreshing variation that proved an instant classic.
To make a Collins into a Phil Collins, add 15ml of blue Curacao liqueur.
Can you feel it in the air tonight? Most definitely after one of these.
50ml Absolut Vanili
15ml blue curacao
25ml lemon juice
20ml sugar syrup
Soda Water to top
Shake all, strain into highball glass and top with soda. Garnish with lemon.