The Southside is a strong drink. Spirit forward. The complex floral and vegetal notes of the gin are present in every sip, and your choice of spirit has a big impact on the final product.
It's a simple recipe. Almost too simple. When a recipe is this simple, the key ingredient is balance. Our Mint Julep cocktail mixer plays its part by lending a brightness and an earthy coolness that only real mint can bring.
Suitable for sipping on the front porch or a smoky back room around the poker table, the classic Southside is a great way to introduce your friends to the wonders of gin.
1.5 oz. Gin
1 oz. Eli Mason Mint Julep cocktail mixer
.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Combine all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker, shake for 10-15 seconds, and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a twist or a sprig of fresh mint.
Muddle a few cucumber slices in the shaker to turn your Southside into an Eastside. Try substituting lime juice for lemon. And of course, try this recipe with every kind of gin you can get your hands on.