Turn Back the Clock With This Classic Tom Collins Cocktail

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Have you ever wished you could time travel? Well, with this classic cocktail, you can. First appearing in 1876, here is how you can concoct a classic sparkling Tom Collins cocktail.


  • 2 ounces London gin
  • 2 cherries
  • 1 ounce syrup
  • 3 ounces lemon seltzer water
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Slice of lemon


  1. Get a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice
  2. Add the London gin, syrup, and lemon juice and shake for about 20 seconds or until the outside is frosty
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass and fill with ice. Top off with the seltzer water, cherries, and a slice of lemon.