South Side cocktail is a classic invention invented in Chicago. The origin of this drink can be attributed to two people: Henry C. Ramos and Don Carlos Orozco, who banded together one night and mixed up a drink that would be their legacy. It’s made with gin, lime juice, simple syrup and mint. A variant, the Southside Fizz, adds soda water.
8-10 Fresh mint leaves
1 ½ ounce Gin
¾ ounce Fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce Simple Syrup
Fresh mint sprigs
1. Muddle mint leaves gently in mixing glass.
2. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice.
3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
4. Add the mint sprig.
5. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.
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