My gin drink of choice is usually a Tom Collins but sometimes I want something a little more fruity so I crafted this drink with a passion fruit tea-flavored simple syrup. I like to think of Miss Collins as the trendy daughter of Tom.
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 bags Tazo Passion Tea
Start with the tea. Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepot on the stove. Steep the tea bags in the water for 5-6 minutes.
Next turn the tea into simple syrup. Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved. Once dissolved you can let the syrup cool and put it in a bottle in the fridge. It should keep for a couple of weeks.
Once all of that is done you're ready to make your drink. Mix 1.5 oz gin with 1 oz of the passion fruit tea simple syrup in a rocks glass (or if you're classy like me, a red solo cup) full of ice. Fill the glass the rest of the way with club soda, top with a lime wedge, and enjoy.