The Southside (Illinois)

Renée G.


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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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

How to Make The Southside (Illinois)


  • 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.

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About The Southside (Illinois)

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

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