Originating in the South Side of Chicago during the 1920s, the Southside cocktail was made popular for its refreshing taste during the sultry summer months. Its simple recipe calls for freshly muddled mint leaves, lime juice, and gin, shaken with ice and served over more ice. Over time, this delectable cocktail has become embedded in American culture. Southsides are often featured on restaurant and bar menus throughout the United States. For those feeling daring, why not mix up an exotic Southside at home and discover a whole new spirit to your gatherings?
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 1 sprig mint
- 1 fresh mint leaf
Combine the gin, lime juice, simple syrup and mint sprig in a shaker. Add some ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with one mint leaf, smacked to release the oils, floating on top of the cocktail
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