Tom Collins

 

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

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