Southside Cocktail Recipe

Southside Cocktail Recipe

Have you ever heard of a Southside Cocktail? We hadn’t, not until recently when gave it a try. It’s a simple cocktail recipe – Gin-based, mint-kissed with a touch of citrus. There’s quite a history, too. Some say it came out of the prohibition era, others claim it was created in New York city at the 21 Club. Where ever it may have started, we’re happy it’s here.

This variation adds a few extra twists. We used lime for the citrus (other Southside cocktail recipes may call for lemon) and while we did shake the cocktail with lots of mint, we strained it well and served over ice. We added a few drops of aromatic bitters, too.

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Southside Cocktail Recipe
 
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It’s a simple cocktail recipe – Gin-based, mint-kissed with a touch of citrus. There’s quite a history, too. Some say it came out of the prohibition era, others claim it was created in New York city at the 21 Club. Where ever it may have started, we’re happy it’s here.
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You Will Need
  • 4 tablespoons (2 oz) spiced gin (Bombay Sapphire)
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons (3/4 oz) simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons (3/4 oz) lime juice
  • 3 drops cocktail biters
  • Extra mint sprig for garnish
Directions
  1. Add gin, mint , simple syrup, lime juice and bitters to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake then strain into a glass with a few ice cubes. Garnish with mint sprig.
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Inspired and Adapted from Serious Eats

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5 comments… Leave a Comment

  • Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} October 28, 2012, 2:43 pm

    Oh yeah… this looks great and refreshing! My kind of cocktail! :)

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  • Cate October 28, 2012, 6:46 pm

    Mint and lime can really make any drink amazing, can’t they? Love love love.

    You also take such beautiful photos… I totally struggle with the white backgrounds. I think I need to work on my white balance?

    Can’t wait to go back and look through some of your archives!

    Reply
  • Mark May 22, 2013, 4:39 pm

    I could easily be missing something, but isn’t 1 Tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons the same thing as just 1 1/2 Tablespoons?

    In any event, thanks for putting this out there! Makes the heat a bit more bearable to contemplate such treats…

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    • Joanne May 23, 2013, 10:43 am

      Hi Mark — Yes, it is the same.

      Reply

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