Aside from stoking some warmth in native Russians for centuries now, vodka is a favoured base spirit for cocktail makers owing its fairly pliable properties; it meekly mingles with other flavours and retains them while infusing strong alcoholic essence.
Pour vodka, juice of lime and caster sugar into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake well and strain into a tall glass. Add soda to top up along with lime slices and a cherry for garnish. Serve Vodka Collins Cocktail chill.