Dear Tom,

How are you?  Brian, Jeff and I enjoyed spending time with you this weekend. Hope you enjoyed the cabin.

Has anyone ever told you that you are just perfect? Well, you are!  I got stuck in commuter hell today thanks to some gigantic hole on 93.  I couldn’t even make it to meditation (boo!).  I arrived home annoyed and stressed and frustrated.  Then I thought of you—full of botanicals, tart, sweet and fizzy—and I started to feel better.  And as the ice clanged around in the shaker, I knew it would all be okay.  I took a sip, and your yum sweet-tart combo hit the spot.  The stress of the ride home slowly melted away.

Hope to see you again soon.  Enjoy the summer!

Love, your friend, Jenn

Tom Collins

1 ½ oz gin

1 oz simple syrup

¾ oz lemon juice

Shake.  Strain over ice and top with club soda.

I think a Tom Collins is a perfect summer drink. Stressful commute or not—it’s delicious! Cheers!