The Southside is a simple cocktail recipe with gin, mint, and 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.
2 ounces (1/4 cup) spiced gin, like Bombay Sapphire
6 fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving
3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) simple syrup, see our recipe for simple syrup
3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
3 drops Angostura cocktail bitters
Add gin, mint, simple syrup, lime juice and bitters to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake un the mint is well bruised then strain into a glass with a few ice cubes. Garnish with more mint.