Tom Collins

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1.5 ounces Gin
  • .75 ounce Lemon Juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 4 ounces Soda Water
  • slice of Orange (Garnish)
  • Cherry (Garnish)

Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a collins glass. Add the soda and stir. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

From the Planter's Hotel in St. Louis in the 1850s.