Stay Classy This Winter With a Spiced Pear Tom Collins

The Tom Collins is one of the oldest cocktails in the book, and its staying power can likely be attributed to the fun that comes with ordering a drink that sounds like one of your dad's friends. It's like a gin and tonic's more refined cousin, with soda water and lemon for a bit of citrus zing. And, like any timeless cocktail, you can basically do whatever you want to it -- for example, adding fresh pear purée and rosemary-clove simple syrup, as DrinksMadeEasy does in the following recipe. A little more seasonal and flavorful, but just as classy as the original. Watch the video above to see how it's done.