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Tom Collins


2 oz gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup (see recipe below)
3 oz chilled club soda
1 lemon slice
1 Maraschino cherry


  1. To a Collins glass filled with ice, add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup.
  2. Top with club soda and stir.
  3. Garnish with lemon slice and cherry.
Makes 1 cocktail

*Simple Syrup

1 cup water
2 cups sugar

  1. Bring the water to a boil. 
  2. Add sugar and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. 
  3. Cool syrup and use immediately or pour into a covered jar and refrigerate for up to two weeks. 

Makes 1 cup