Collins Avenue



 

Elaborate infusions and esoteric bitters are fun, but you don’t need anything fancy to create a great cocktail. Often, easy-to-source ingredients combined in simple packages result in the best drinks. Case in point: the Tom Collins, a classic cocktail featuring gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda. The refreshing drink tastes like a spiked sparkling lemonade and is equipped with all you need to cool down on a hot day.

 

Ingredients


  • 2 ounces London Dry gin

  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • Club soda, to top

  • Garnish: lemon wheel

  • Garnish: maraschino cherry


 

Steps


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a Collins glass.

  2. Fill with ice, top with club soda and stir.

  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and maraschino cherry (optional).