The Southside (Illinois)

Renée G.

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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.


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Serves:

1

Method:

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Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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