Like a sparkling, spiked lemonade, the Tom Collins is one of summer’s best coolers.
2 oz. gin
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. simple syrup (1:1)
Seltzer or soda water
Garnish: lemon slice and cherry
Combine the gin, lemon juice and syrup in an ice-filled glass and stir. Top off with seltzer water and garnish.