Ali's Adventures

November 12, 2012

Why I shouldn’t try and be fancy

Filed under: Adventure,Food — by Alison @ 7:08 pm

We went out for dinner last night. The first restaurant had a ridiculously long wait and the second one only had a long wait which turned into a ridiculous long wait. I was tired and hungry by the time we were finally seated. Then the waiter asked for our drink order. I was thinking I’d like lemonade, but that seemed too boring. Instead I thought I’d order half lemonade¬†– half iced tea.

So when the waiter came to me, I said “A Tom Collins please” and thought nothing of it.

The waiter returned with everyone else’s drinks. Then he bent down by me and asked what it was I’d wanted. I was a bit confused as I was pretty sure I’d had it before at the restaurant but maybe the waiter was new. “A Tom Collins, you know half lemonade – half iced tea.” The waiter straightened up, “Oh an Arnold Palmer”

See I should have just stuck with the plain lemonade.


Recipe for a Tom Collins

ce cubes
2 oz. dry gin
2 oz. lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
soda water
slice of lemon
1 cherry
Place ample ice in large glass. Add gin, lemon juice and syrup. Top up with soda water and stir well. Serve with lemon slice, cherry and a straw


Also, the bartender should have known what a Tom Collins was. I may try ordering it other places just to see what happens.



  1. Did you drink it?

    Comment by Brie — November 12, 2012 @ 10:16 pm |Reply

    • No, neither the waiter or bartender knew what a Tom Collins was. I ended up with the Arnold Palmer.

      Comment by Alison — November 12, 2012 @ 11:32 pm |Reply

  2. I feel like they are the ones who should be embarrassed, since what you ordered is an actual drink. It’s not like you asked for a Tom Arnold.

    P.S. I am laughing at my own joke, because I am THAT cool!

    Comment by erinmarshall71 — November 14, 2012 @ 5:13 pm |Reply

    • Maybe I will order that next time, just to see what happens. Thanks for the laugh!

      Comment by Alison — November 14, 2012 @ 8:10 pm |Reply

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