Ron Collins Rum Cocktail Recipe


Mixed with Havana Club 3

The Cuban version of Tom Collins – with rum instead of gin and “Ron” instead of “Tom”. A classic case for the magical mix of rum, lime and sugar.


Havana Club Añejo 3 Años

50 ml

Mineral water

50 ml

Sugar syrup

15 ml



Ice cubes

  1. Pour rum, lime juice and sugar into a long drink glass and fill up with ice cubes.

  2. Mix and fill up with mineral water and … salud!

The Ron Collins Cocktail, Fresh and Zesty

The Evolving Tale of the Ron Collins Cocktail

The Ron Collins drink is a variation of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, which originated in the early 19th century and was traditionally made with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water. However, in the 1930s, bartenders began substituting gin with light rum, giving rise to the Ron Collins. The cocktail’s name is said to have come from the Spanish word “ron,” meaning rum.

The Ron Collins gained popularity in Cuba, where it became known as the “Cuban Tom Collins.” It is often served over ice and garnished with a lemon slice or a sprig of mint. The cocktail’s fame spread throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, where it was enjoyed as a summer drink. Despite its origins, the Ron Collins has become a staple in the cocktail culture of many countries, admired for its refreshing flavour and easy preparation.

The Flavours of the Ron Collins

The Ron Collins cocktail is a sparkling celebration of freshness, bestowing a zesty lime embrace, a sweet caress from the sugar syrup, and a cheerful splash of mineral water. This drink is an ideal companion for a variety of occasions, from balmy summer evenings to spirited social gatherings. With every sip, the Ron Collins delivers sprightly citrus notes and a light, airy sensation that dances upon the palate, a perfect mix for those who enjoy a hint of Cuban flair in their refreshments.

The Role of the Havana Club 3 Años Rum

In the realm of light rums, the Havana Club 3 stands regal. Its delicate golden straw hue whispers of its three-year maturation. With aromatic notes of fresh green sugarcane and lively citrus accented by a sprinkle of spice, it is the soul of the Ron Collins cocktail. This Cuban rum captures the island’s spirit, blending the vibrant zest of the Caribbean with the sophisticated whispers of oak. It brings authenticity to the table, making it the rum of choice for those who want to prepare a real Ron Collins.

Other Cocktails for the Ron Collins Admire

Classic Daiquiri: A true tribute to simplicity, the Classic Daiquiri requires nothing more than a bit of elbow grease and basic kitchen tools to unite white sugar or syrup, fresh lime juice, Havana Club 3, and ice into a smooth, crisp concoction. It’s the quintessence of Cuban cocktail culture—simple, direct, yet sophisticated.

Tropical Winter Holidays: Break the chill of winter with this warming cocktail. Combining the tropical essence of passion fruit and pineapple juices with the warmth of cinnamon syrup, this drink, spiked with Havana Club 3 Años, brings a hot drop of Cuban sun to the cold season.

Pineapple Mojito: Give your mojito with a tropical twist. This variation adds fresh pineapple juice, or even crushed fresh pineapple, to the classic lime and mint ensemble. Accented by the light, aromatic Havana Club 3 Años and topped with sparkling water, this is a mojito that brings the beach to your glass.

Other drinks made withHavana Club 3



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