Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins
Lillet Rouge, a vibrant fortified wine, gives a warming boost to the classic Tom Collins.Helen Rosner

A classic Tom Collins is a boozy take on lemonade. This variation — served at New York City restaurant Jack's Wife Freda and named for the flamboyant funk bassist Bootsy Collins — amps up the color, flavor, and potency with the addition of Lillet Rouge, a vibrant fortified wine.

Bootsy Collins
This Tom Collins—a boozy lemonade—variation amps up the color, flavor, and potency with the addition of Lillet Rouge, a vibrant fortified wine.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Lillet Rouge, plus more to taste
  • Lemon wheels, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except lemon wheels in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously, and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top off with more Lillet Rouge, if desired. Garnish with lemon wheels.