The Southside (Illinois)
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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- 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.