The Southside (Illinois)

Renée **II**


The Southside Cocktail comes from The Barrelhouse Flat, in Chicago.

A most engaging theory suggests that the Southside was born on the South Side of Chicago during Prohibition; when gang members fought for quality liquor sources, and often required a barrage of citrus to mask he flavor of inferior booze. Today, however, nobody’s bothered by this refreshing blend - - it’s a crowd pleaser.

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
No-Cook or Other


2 oz. gin
1 lime, juiced
2 lime wedges
1 oz. simple syrup
1 dash angostura bitters
2 sprigs mint, (one is for garnish)
club soda


1Muddle together one mint spring with the lime wedges, and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
2Add the gin and shake well. Pour into a double old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
3Top with club soda and garnish with the remaining sprig of mint.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American