03/13/2012 03:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Cocktail Video: The Tom Collins

Now that spring is just a few days away, it's time to start fixing the warm-weather classic: the Tom Collins.

The thirst-quenching combination of fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, gin and club soda is practically a necessity in hot and humid climates.

So celebrate the change of seasons by watching top mixologist and advisory board member Simon Ford shake up a proper Tom Collins in our short video below and then make one yourself. Cheers!

Click here for the full Tom Collins recipe.