Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe

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Prepare Ingredients 

Gather all the ingredients required for making the Tom Collins cocktail: gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda, ice, lemon slice, and maraschino cherry (if using). 

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Fill a Shaker with Ice 

Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice cubes. The amount of ice you use will depend on your preference for the temperature and dilution of the cocktail. 

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Add Gin, Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup 

Pour 2 ounces of gin, 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice, and 1/2 ounce of simple syrup into the cocktail shaker with the ice. Adjust the amount of simple syrup according to your taste preference. 

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Shake Well 

Close the cocktail shaker tightly and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This will thoroughly mix the ingredients and chill the cocktail. 

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Strain into a Glass 

Prepare a Collins glass by filling it with ice cubes. Once the cocktail is thoroughly mixed and chilled, use a strainer to pour the liquid from the shaker into the prepared Collins glass. 

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Top with Club Soda 

After pouring the gin mixture into the glass, top it off with club soda. The amount of club soda can vary based on your preference, but a good rule of thumb is to fill the glass almost to the top. 

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Garnish 

Garnish the Tom Collins cocktail with a lemon slice. You can also add a maraschino cherry for additional decoration and flavor if desired. 

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Enjoy 

Your Tom Collins cocktail is now ready to be served! Enjoy it immediately while it's still cold, and savor the refreshing taste of this classic cocktail. 

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