In the final round of the New York regionals, I was asked for a gin cocktail that was long and refreshing. I decided to go with a Stay Up Late, a Tom Collins variation from the 1946 Stork Club Bar Book.
1½ ounces gin
½ ounce Cognac
¾ ounce lemon juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
Add all ingredients (except soda water) to a tin and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass and top with soda. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
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