Cocktail of the Week: The South Side

For a while now, Kevin and I have been doing a little thing we call “Cocktail of the Week.” We pick a drink -sometimes a classic like a Gimlet or Old Fashioned, sometimes a concoction all our own- and learn to make it properly.

This week we’re making another classic 20’s gin cocktail (can you tell they’re my favorite?) called the South Side. It was supposedly created at the famous 21 Club in New York and is a refreshing, summery cocktail perfect for sipping on warm Saturday afternoons.

South Side

The South Side

2 oz. gin
1 oz. simple syrup
splash of club soda
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice (don’t use the bottled stuff, go with real lime!)
2 springs of fresh mint

Combine the gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and mint into a shaker. Add ice to fill the shaker half way and shake to bruise the mint. Strain into a glass, add a splash of club soda, and garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

You can see some of our other Cocktails of the Week here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Has warm weather finally hit where you are?  What is your favorite summer sipper?

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