The temperature here in Chicago reached into the high 90s this weekend—a perfect opportunity to enjoy a refreshing virgin Tom Collins cocktail on the patio. Here's how to make your own...
Tom Collins Cocktail Recipe
Fresh lemon juice
Sugar syrup (Dissolve 2 parts sugar in 1 part boiling water. Cool.)
Combine 1 part lemon juice with 1 part sugar syrup in a tall glass filled with ice. Top off with 3-4 ounces carbonated soda. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries. (And if you want an alcoholic version, substitute 1-1.5 ounce vodka or gin for equal part soda.)
Here are some additional summertime cocktails from around CafeMom:
What's your favorite summertime cocktail?