The Ultimate Ketel One Blue Collins

Enjoy this orange twist on the Collins, which could be a contender for this year’s ultimate summer highball.

Jan Collins


  • 45ml

    Ketel One Vodka

  • 15ml

    Mandarin Napoleon

  • 15ml

    Lemon Juice

  • 5ml

    Sugar Syrup (2:1 Ratio)

  • 30ml


  • 1

    Orange Slice (Garnish)

  • 1

    Cherry (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Highball Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail Shaker

  • 1

    Hawthrone Strainer

  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Shake all the ingredients except the Soda Water with ice.
    2. Strain into an ice-filled Highball Glass.
    3. Top with Soda.
    4. Garnish with an Orange Slice and Cherry.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content:

    18.9g per serve

Interesting facts

The Collins is a classic cocktail that is typically made with a base spirit, most commonly gin, along with lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. This sour cocktail is served long over ice in a tall, round glass that’s named after the drink itself.

History of the drink

As a classic cocktail, the Collins has become a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts and is widely recognized for its refreshing taste. Its origins can be traced back to the Limmer's Inn – a dive bar that was a popular haunt among sporting types during the 19th Century. John Collins, who worked as a bartender at the inn, is credited with creating the cocktail that bears his name. The Limmer's Inn, located on Conduit Street in London was well-known for its gin punch as early as 1814. It’s believed that the Collins cocktail may have evolved from this popular drink of the time.