Master your mixology skills with this simple cocktail recipe. A delightfully fizzy and crisp drink, the classic Tom Collins can brighten up even the coldest and dullest of days, or offer a welcome refreshment on a sweltering hot night.

tom collins cocktail garnished with lemon and cherry

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Things You'll Need

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

filling cocktail shaker with ice

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Pour in 1 1/2 ounces of gin.

meausring gin

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Pour in 3/4 ounces of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

freshly squeezed lemon juice

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Pour in 3/4 ounces of simple syrup.

measuring simple syrup

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Shake the ingredients together.

shaking cocktail ingredients

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Strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass and top with club soda.

adding club soda to cocktail

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Garnish with a lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.

tom collins garnished with lemon wedge and cherry

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