Stay Up Late Recipe

Bartender pouring a cocktail
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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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

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

Special equipment

Cocktail shaker and strainer

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