6 cl of gin
3 cl of lime juice
1,5 cl of sugar syrup
5-6 leaves mint
a splash of sodato make the Fizz twist
0,5 cl of Masthia Skinosto make the Southside Greek style
The Southside cocktail is one of the sharpest and most refreshing, gin-based drinks you can make with a shaker. It is a very simple drink, but be careful with the doses and never weigh the mint, otherwise, you could ruin its delicate balance.
The Southside cocktail ingredients are common and readily available: gin, fresh mint, lemon or lime juice, and sugar syrup. Put everything in the shaker with ice and shake quickly to cool the cocktail.
There are two variations to consider. One is the Southside Fizz cocktail, where a drop of soda is added to make the cocktail more jaunty and graceful. And the other is the Southside with a small addition of Masthia Skinos Southside the mastic resin distillate, a product that if drunk neat is a bit monolithic, but which if well sipped can add splendid herbaceous and balsamic notes to an infinity of cocktails.
History of the Southside cocktail
There are no written sources or recipes of this cocktail, although legend has it that, during Prohibition, it was the cocktail of the underworld of the southern Chicago area.
Ingredients and doses to make
- 6 cl of gin
- 3 cl of lime or lemon juice
- 1.5 cl of sugar syrup
- 5-6 mint leaves
- soda to make “the Fizz version”
- 0.5 cl of Masthia Skinos to make the Southside Greek style
How to make the Southside cocktail
Wash the mint and squeeze the lemon and strain the juice.
Put all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake quickly and pour into a cup, filtering with a sieve to remove the mint.