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Southside

Posted by Hugh Anderson on

Southside

If you love the Rum Mojito but are also a lover of gin, this will quickly become your favourite cocktail!

On a hot evening this would be my choice of cocktail whilst watching the sun go down, it is another vibrant refreshing summery number that will lift your spirits. Rather than using a simple sugar syrup I have used a lemon sugar syrup which I believe gives it a little more edge and zestiness to the profile of the cocktail.

The Southside originated from the USA during the prohibition era where alcohol was often masked with sugars to make it more palatable. Legend has it came from Chicago and Al Capone’s South side of the city.

Ease of Making: Easy

Glass Type: Coupe Glass / Martini Glass 

Taste: Refreshing .  

Recipe: 

  • 50 ml Explorer’s Gin
  • 10 Mint leaves
  • 15ml Lemon sugar syrup
  • 30ml Fresh Lime juice

Make in Advance:

  • Simple lemon sugar syrup – equal measure caster sugar & water, with half lemon squeezed into the liquid. Warm until sugar is dissolved. Take off heat and allow to cool. You can add lemon rind to provide extra zestiness.

 Method: 

  • Muddle mint leaves, lime juice and simple sugar syrup in cocktail shaker.
  • If you do not have a muddler – add everything into the shaker.
  • Add gin and lots of ice to the cocktail shaker and shake hard.
  • Fill your glass with ice.
  • Strain cocktail into your glass.
  • Garnish with mint 
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