Stay Up Late Recipe

Stay Up Late Recipe

[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.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 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.