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Close up of southside cocktail with mint garnish

Southside Cocktail

Posted by: Ari Laing

The refreshing southside cocktail is made from muddled fresh mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and dry gin. Shake with ice, then top with club soda for bubbles! Light, effervescent and delicious on a warm spring or summer day!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Southside cocktail with mint
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Southside Cocktail

The refreshing southside cocktail is made from muddled fresh mint, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and dry gin. Shake with ice, then top with club soda for bubbles! Light, effervescent and delicious on a warm spring or summer day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gin cocktail, mint cocktail
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Ari Laing

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker (or mason jar with lid)
  • Muddler
  • Coupe or low ball glass

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh mint springs
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice about 1 lime
  • ¾ oz simple syrup see instructions below
  • 2 oz dry gin
  • 1 ½ oz club soda optional
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Bruise the mint. Place 1 mint sprig, lime juice, and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, then use a muddler to bruise the mint.
    Muddling mint and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker
  • Shake and serve. Fill halfway with ice, add gin, then shake well. Strain into a coupe glass. Optional: can top with club soda. Garnish with extra mint sprig.
    Making a gin cocktail

Notes

  • To make simple syrup ahead of time: Combine equal parts water and sugar in a small saucepan, then heat without bringing to a boil until the sugar has melted. I recommend using 1 cup of each, then storing leftover simple syrup in a squeeze bottle or airtight container. When sealed and stored in a refrigerator, simple syrup will keep for weeks. Note: you can substitute agave nectar for simple syrup in a pinch!

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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