The Tom Collins and the gimlet are two gin based cocktails that are easy, elegant and cool - perfect to whip up when drinks time comes around. dish editor Sarah Tuck demonstrates how to put them together.
20ml simple syrup
20ml lemon juice
lemon slice and a preserved or maraschino cherry to serve
60ml of gin
20ml of good lime cordial
10ml of lime juice
Slice of lime to serve
Pour the gin, simple syrup and lemon juice into a highball glass half-filled with ice.
Stir to combine, top with soda and give a quick final stir. Serve with a lemon slice and a preserved or maraschino cherry.
Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in 60ml of gin, 20ml of good lime cordial and 10ml of lime juice.
Shake then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a slice of lime to serve.