Southside Cocktail – 3 Ways

Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2013

Southside Cocktail - 3 Ways

The Southside Cocktail is a vintage cocktail – some say from Prohibition days, and some say invented at the 21 Club in New York City. A simple combination of gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and mint. I made it the traditional way, and then I gave it a couple of variations by substituting the mint with basil, and another time with rosemary. Three distinctive herbal cocktail flavors, and three winning combinations. Here’s the recipe I used.

Southside Cocktail

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (I used turbinado sugar)
  • 6 or 7 mint leaves or a sprig of rosemary or a sprig of basil

Shake the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and your herb of choice with ice, and strain into your glass. Add a fresh sprig of your chosen herb for an unbruised garnish.

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