Patriotic Tom Collins Punch

Patriotic Tom Collins Punch is how I salute the good ol’ red, white and blue every Fourth of July! This punch is where big batch cocktails meet sangria, with just the right about of fruity sweetness to accompany the floral gin notes. You won’t find a better refreshment (or a more patriotic one 😉) than this come Independence Day!

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Where are all my gin-lovin’ peeps at??

A classic Tom Collins is probably a cocktail that you know well, and love to bust out at happy hour. It’s a simple enough cocktail to make, and it’s even easier to modify (like my Citrus Tom Collins from last year).

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It’s also a suuuuuuper easy cocktail to make in a big batches.

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Memories of the Fourth of July always invoke a celebratory feeling, with tons of all American food, barbecue, friends, and family. In my lifetime I’ve had a few epic Independence Day celebrations, from being in a parade to watching fireworks at Grand Lake to spending an entire day and night just being with close friends and one too many cocktails.

The reason I was inspired to make a big batch cocktail punch for this holiday was actually inspired by a friend who brought a big batch cocktail to the celebration last year.

It was actually the cocktail that inspired Joey’s Daiquiri

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Instead of having to serve up cocktails one-by-one, take the stress of hosting away from the bar cart. This cocktail can be made hours ahead of time (just sans the sparkling club soda) so you can simply set it and forget it.

I even made sure to test it out on a group of my friends at a patio party a week or so ago, and I have to say, it was unanimously approved 😉

The floral gin notes play off the fruitiness of the berries, so it’s tangy and tart without being too sweet to sip on all afternoon long. The sparkling bubbles are just the right final refreshing note, so each sip keeps you cool as you chow down on all the grilled goodness that is being cooking up in the backyard.

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Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks a punch is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day… Surprise surprise! It’s another Cocktail Collaboration Day! My blogging gal pals and I are back at it again with a whole new round of punches to celebration the Fourth of July. With all of these recipes, you’ll have enough to make every gathering over your long weekend even more memorable. Check out the recipes below!

Spiked Watermelon Limeade from Erin @ The Speckled Palate

Peach Raspberry Sangria from Madison @ A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

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Patriotic Tom Collins Punch

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time:5 minutes

Total Time:5 minutes + 2 hours

A sparkling and fruity big batch cocktail that's great for any summer gathering!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gin
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 simple syrup
  • 1 cup halved strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into stars (any remaining pieces should be chopped)
  • 5 cups cup club soda, chilled
  • Lemon wheels

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher, stir together gin, lemon juice, simply syrup, strawberries, blueberries and apples.
  2. Let chill for two hours.
  3. When ready to serve, stir in club soda.
  4. Serve over ice.
Yum

12 Responses to “Patriotic Tom Collins Punch”

  1. Jen — June 21, 2017 at 11:58 am (#)

    Tom Collins used to be my go-to drink during the summer so I’m excited to bring it back with this twist! 

  2. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm (#)

    This sounds so refreshing! Perfect festive drink for celebrations!

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  4. carrie @ frugal foodie mama — June 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm (#)

    I adore gin, especially during the summertime! And what a fun cocktail for the 4th. 🙂

  5. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — June 21, 2017 at 7:29 pm (#)

    What a delicious, festive and fun way to celebrate!

  6. CakenGifts.in — June 22, 2017 at 4:19 am (#)

    You have great write up, I always read your blog. and I must say you are doing good job, plz do write like this.

    • Meghan B. — June 22, 2017 at 9:34 am (#)

      Thank you so much! I appreciate that!

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  8. Krista — June 22, 2017 at 7:50 pm (#)

    I love this! Everyone needs to make this for the Fourth!

  9. Katerina @ diethood .com — June 23, 2017 at 7:40 am (#)

    I am loving this punch!! Its perfect for summertime!

  10. Erin @ The Speckled Palate — June 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm (#)

    I’m a sucker for a gin drink, and this punch? SWOON. Sign me up for a tall glass!

  11. Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen — June 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm (#)

    I hadn’t had gin before studying abroad, but my friends introduced it to me and I loved it! This cocktail sounds PERFECTO for July 4th!