South Side Cocktail Recipe

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Apr. 24, 2015

This is sometimes called the 'Gin Mojito' - as with most Gin cocktails we prefer a stir over a shake. We serve this in a 'cocktail' glass... but serve it in an old fashioned, or coupe (champagne saucer) if you wish.
We don't muddle this cocktail, we find that can give some off flavour from the mint. So we just slap the mint to release some of the oils, and keep going.
You'll also see many recipes that call for lime juice instead of lemon the earliest references to this cocktail indicate lemon... do as you wish - you're drinking it.


Mint leaves 5
Simple syrup 1 Ounce
Lemon juice 1 Ounce
Gin 2 Ounce
Mint sprig 1 (to garnish)



Slap or spank the mint leaves then throw them into a mixing beaker. 

Add lemon juice and gin, and fill with ice. 

Stir, and strain into a fully chilled cocktail glass. 


Garnish with a mint sprig that you've slapped around a bit.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 240Calories from Fat

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 18 mg0.75%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 25 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet