Add 3 tablespoons water
and sugar to the fruits and bring to the boil. Cook on medium high heat
for 20 minutes, stir all the time. Put the jam in clean glass jars.
Mix gin, lemon juice and sugar and shake well. pour
this into a glass, top off with soda water and decorate with a piece
of lemon peel.
There are different stories about the background
of the name of this cocktail. According to some, it is from "Old Tom",
a special kind of gin, while others say that Tom Collins invented this
drink. Even here there are different stories. He was either a bartender
in 1923 in
New York, or in the 19th century in New Jersey.
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