Master the all-time gin classic. The Tom Collins is essentially a sparkling lemonade spiked with a healthy dose of the juniper spirit. While there is a debate which side of the pond this drink was born, this cocktail lives up to his classic status with every sip.
Add the lemon juice, simple syrup and gin to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a highball or Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and a cherry.
Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford make a proper Tom Collins in our How to Cocktail video.