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.
Did you enjoy our Southside Cocktail Recipe? If so, you may also enjoy some of our other cocktail recipes or a few of these:
- Ginger Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe from Inspired Taste
- Southside Cocktail Recipe from The Kitchn
- Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail Recipe from Inspired Taste
- 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
- 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.