South Side

South Side Cocktail

Base Spirit: Gin

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sweet

About the South Side Cocktail

A simple, minty classic, the South Side is the perfect introduction to gin cocktails.

Ingredients in the South Side Cocktail

  • 5 Mint leaves
  • 1 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz No. 3 Gin

Garnish: Mint sprig

Glass: Cocktail

How to make the South Side Cocktail

In a shaker, muddle the mint and simple syrup. Add the lemon juice and gin, and fill with ice. Shake, and double-strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Watch top San Francisco bartender Kevin Diedrich make a South Side in our How to Cocktail video below.


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  1. This is one of my all-time favorites!
    I would highly recommend using lime juice instead of lemon for this drink, and more mint leaves :D

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