How to mix
Stir lemon juice, gin and simple syrup in a highball glass. Fill with ice cubes. Top up with soda water. Garnish with lemon.
About this drink
The recipe for the Tom Collins first appeared in the 1876 edition of Jerry Thomas' "The Bartender's Guide". Since New York based Thomas would have known about the wide spread hoax and the contents of the 1876 published book were developed during or right after The Great Tom Collins hoax of 1874, the hoax event is the most plausible source of the name for the Tom Collins cocktail.