In England, this drink is traditionally credited to John Collins, a bartender who worked at Limmer's Hotel, Conduit Street, London. The 'coffee house' of this hotel, a true dive bar, was popular with sporting types during the 19th century, and famous, according to the 1860s memoirs of a Captain Gronow, for its gin-punch as early as 1814.
ingredients in the cocktail
how to make the cocktail
Shake first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. Top with soda, stir and serve