Tom Collins

  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Old Tom Gin
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • club soda

Shake lemon juice, gin and simple syrup with ice until well-chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into ice-filled highball glass. Top with club soda.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce lime
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Strain into ice-filled glass.


  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 3 oz gin
  • olive or lemon peel garnish

There are three ways of making a martini: shaken, stirred, and diamond pour. While the first two are pretty well known, the diamond pour is less common. Put both your martini glasses and your bottle of gin in the freezer for six hours minimum. Pour just a few drops of vermouth into the frozen glass, swirl and pour out. Then fill with chilled gin. For a dirty martini, add ½ ounce brine from cocktail olives to above ingredients, shake with ice until well-chilled. Strain and serve.