Tom Collins has a cooling, refreshing taste, and is ideal for hot days, or when you need a break from the harder stuff.
- 1.5 oz gin
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- Club soda
- Lemon slice (optional)
In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a glass mostly filled with ice and then top with club soda.
Pour the first three ingredients into a Collins glass, or any 10 to 14 US fluid ounce glass tumbler, and top with club soda. Optionally garnish with a lemon slice or peel.