Tom Collins

Almost nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a Tom Collins, perhaps the Platonic ideal of gin (use the good stuff, says Reiner), lemon juice, bubbles, and sugar.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

3/4 ounce lemon juice

3/4 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)

2 ounces gin (such as Tanqueray)

Ice cubes

Club soda

Orange wheel

Cherries (Luxardo brand preferred)

Cocktail straw

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin. Add ice, cover, and shake. Remove cover and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes. Top with club soda and stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with an orange wheel, a cherry, and a cocktail straw.
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