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Cocktail of the Week
5 fresh mint leaves
1 oz. simple syrup (1 part sugar, one part water)
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 oz. of your favorite gin
Garnish: fresh mint sprig
In a shaker, muddle the mint and simple syrup. Add the lemon juice and gin and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.
Straining will remove the pieces of mint and make the drink nice and smooth in its presentation. Garnish with a mint sprig.
A simple, minty classic, the South Side is the perfect introduction to gin cocktails. This is similar to a mojito which is made with
rum and lime juice, but using gin and lemon gives it a totally different flavor profile. Very refreshing on a hot summer night.