If the name Tom Collins started as a prank to send unknowing patrons into a bar asking for a man who didn't exist, then the John Collins had to have started from a firm hold on a bartop saying "the man is here, and I'd like to speak to him." Genever replaces gin in this robust and bubbly mix of conviction.
1.5oz Genever or Gin
.75oz Lemon Juice
.75oz Simple Syrup
Build all ingredients in a glass with ice, stir gently to combine. Garnish with lemon wheel and cherry.