The Tom Collins

Time for a very old cocktail, the tom collins.
One of the first time this cocktail showed up, was in Jerry Thomas' The Bartender's Guide, 1876 edition.
Other then that, it's a rather simple recipe, so who exactly made it up..hard to tell.

- 2 parts gin
- 1 part lemon juice
- dash of simple syrup (teaspoon)
- top off with carbonated water (club soda) *after* shaking

Pour everything together, except the club soda, shake, serve in a tom collins glass on ice. Then add the club soda to top it off, or by preferenced taste.
Which is a rather important step, shaking the drink after adding something carbonated will not end that well.

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