Stay Up Late

[Photograph: Alice Gao]

This variation on the Tom Collins is super-simple to make. It appeared in the 1946 Stork Club Bar Book by Lucius Beebe—we got this version of the recipe from Theo Lieberman of Lantern's Keep in NYC.

Stay Up Late

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer
This recipe appears in: Guest Bartender: Make the Stay Up Late with Theo Lieberman of Lantern's Keep


  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces London Dry gin such as Beefeater
  • 1/2 ounce cognac such as Pierre Ferrand
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • Garnish: brandied cherry, orange wedge


  1. 1

    Add lemon juice, simple syrup, gin, and cognac to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, then shake briefly.

  2. 2

    Strain into a ice-filled collins glass. Top with club soda, garnish with brandied cherry and orange wedge, serve with a straw.

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