Southside Cocktail

The Southside is a real crowd pleaser.  Full of fresh muddled mint and lime juice, this cocktail perfect for the dog days of summer. The Southside Cocktail is a prohibition era cocktail, when mint and sugar became more widely used to mask the harsh taste of “bathtub” gin. Here, the triple threat of mint, lime and sugar are deployed for a cocktail that tastes good to this day.

Cool down with this perfect summer drink

2 oz Gin
1 .5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3-4 sprigs of fresh mint
2 tbsp simply syrup (or to taste)

In a shaker muddle fresh mint, syrup and gin.  Shake with ice.  Strain into glass filled with ice. Top off with seltzer, a few fresh mint leaves, and a slice of lime. Enjoy!