Summer Collins Recipe

Summer is officially here on the South Coast. To get you in the solstice spirit, heres a quick recipe for our favourite summer tipple at the Harbour Heights Hotel…

Summer Collins is an ideal summertime slow drink. It’s fresh and fruity, head down to Harbar to try it for yourself or have a go making your own. This cocktail is best served and made in a tall sling glass.


  • 50ml Tanqueray Gin (any gin is fine)
  • 10ml Raspberry syrup
  • 10ml Gomme syrup
  • Handful of fresh red currents, with spare for the garnish
  • Handful of cucumber, with spare for the garnish
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Glug of elderflower presse
  • Crushed ice


  • Add a handful of fresh red currents and cucumber (quantity down to personal preference) into your sling glass and muddle for roughly 10-15 seconds, until you have a smooth and consistent texture.
  • Then add the crushed ice, gomme syrup, raspberry syrup and lemon to your mix.
  • Lastly, add the gin and stir.
  • Top up with elderflower presse and add more crushed ice until your glass is full.
  • Garnish with red currents and cucumber to complete your Summer Collins.

Why not make your own gomme syrup?

Making your own gomme sugar syrup is easy. Simply boil water and stir in the same quantity of sugar to water. I always advise tasting the syrup once complete to ensure it’s not to thin and watery. If so, you need to add a little more sugar to your solution.

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