Lazy Tom

A fresh-made Tom Collins is truly a thing of beauty, but sometimes we just want an easy drink without the hassle of slicing, middling, or shaking.

Enter the Lazy Tom, adapted from a recipe by Charlyne Mattox at Real Simple. It couldn’t be easier – two parts gin, and five parts of a nice lemon soda like Sanpellegrino’s Limonata.

If you want to make it look like you put more than ten seconds of effort into it, consider serving it as a “dressed can.” Pour out the soda into another vessel, pop the whole lid off with a can opener, and use it to hold the finished drink. Top it off with a mound of crushed ice and a fancy garnish, like a lemon wheel and a sprig of basil, along with a straw (don’t drink directly from the can – the rough edges left by the can opener could hurt you!)

Ingredients

Instructions

Build in an ice-filled glass in the order given – or read on for the dressed-can method.

Pour thelemon soda out of its can and reserve. Remove the top of the can with a can opener. Fill with ice, add the gin, and top with the reserved lemon soda. Garnish with a lemon or some fresh herbs, and serve with a straw.

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I've used a number of mix drink apps, and this one is by FAR the BEST! I've made a couple dozen drinks so far, and they're delicious. It suits my quality wants while (more importantly) suiting my inherent laziness. You put in what you have on hand, and it automatically lists all the drinks you can make! There's info on all the ingredients, which is pretty neat to learn some backstory. What I truly like is I can click an ingredient and it shows how many more drinks I can make. It's pretty fun picking up a new item and seeing 8 new drinks to try. There's a setting on the iPad that locks the app on so people can switch on the mixing app without letting anyone out of it, so I leave it by the bar and people can use it without worry of people snooping around. ;) The combination of all the drinks and this app that makes searching for, and making a drink, easy peezy lemon squeezey, and gives a real feeling of sophistication.
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