My mom really like these and Mother knows best.

Tom Collins

2 -3 oz. gin

1 1/2 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. sugar syrup or to taste

Club soda

Maraschino cherry optional

Mix all ingredients except the club soda and cherry in a tall glass filled with ice. Fill with club soda and stir. Garnish with cherry, orange, lemon or lime if you like. Enjoy!