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Recipe: A Color-Changing Take on the Classic Tom Collins

Traveling for work? This revamped Tom Collins is the perfect work-from-hotel treat.

This content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and our sponsor, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

Who says traveling for work should involve tradeoffs? We partnered with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to design handcrafted cocktails inspired by the brand’s signature cocktail program, perfect for business hours that turn into happy hours!

Work trips can come with some pretty sweet perks, like staying at fun hotels and getting a taste of the local scene. If you absolutely must do some work while you’re living out your expense account dreams, make the most of it with a splurge of a cocktail.

We’re mixing up cocktails inspired by a new generation of business travelers, including this new twist on a classic Tom Collins. It changes color from blue to pink thanks to one magical ingredient: pea flower extract.

Check out the video for some expert-level mixology from a Hilton Hotels & Resorts bartender. Then, try out the recipe for yourself at home!

The Eater “Work From Hotel” Collins


Mix gin, St-Germain, and simple syrup in a carafe. Set aside.

Add a few ice cubes to a Collins glass. Pour contents of carafe over the ice.

Slowly pour in the pea flower extract, followed by lemon juice. Stir to combine.

Top off with soda water and garnish with cucumber, rosemary sprig, and edible flowers.

Cheers to some business travel magic!

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