Order this cool classic at a bar and you’ll likely get a glassful of commercial sour mix, which will give the drink a chemical aftertaste; make it at home with fresh lemon juice and it’s hard to beat. Browse our Drinks and Entertaining Guide for more classic cocktails.
What you will need
1/4 cup Tanqueray gin or other London dry gin
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. simple syrup
1/2 cup soda water
One orange slice, for garnish
One maraschino or fresh cherry, for garnish