How to Make a John Collins Cocktail

What is a John Collins cocktail?

A John Collins cocktail is a classic highball drink that originated in the 19th century. It is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Traditionally, it is made with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda water. However, we are going to put a twist on this classic by using Starward Two-Fold Whisky.

Why Starward Two-Fold Whisky?

Starward Two-Fold Whisky is a unique Australian whisky that brings a rich and smooth flavour profile to the John Collins cocktail. It is a blend of malted barley and wheat, aged in Australian red wine barrels, which gives it a distinct character. The fruity and spicy notes of the whisky complement the citrus flavours of the cocktail, creating a delightful combination.


  • 60ml Starward Two-Fold Whisky
  • 30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Lemon slice, for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 60ml of Starward Two-Fold Whisky into the glass.
  3. Add 30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  4. Pour in 15ml of simple syrup.
  5. Stir the mixture gently to combine the ingredients.
  6. Top up the glass with soda water.
  7. Garnish with a lemon slice.
  8. Serve and enjoy!