The Phil Collins Recipe

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Part cucumber, part lime, and a bit of Yellow Chartruse, this Tom Collins variant created by Scott Marshall for The Hawthorne in Boston goes down easy. He uses Square 1 Cucumber vodka, but you can muddle your own fresh cucumber if you prefer.

Note: If you can't get cucumber vodka, you can muddle a small piece of cucumber in the bottom of the shaker and use regular vodka. Strain through a tea strainer to remove particles.

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Recipe Facts



Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 1/2 ounces Square 1 Cucumber Vodka (see note)
  • 3/4 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounces simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
  • Dash of cranberry bitters
  • Soda water


  1. Combine vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, chartreuse, and bitters in a shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top off with soda water and serve with a long spoon.

Special equipment

cocktail shaker, Collins glass, straw