Southside Cocktail

Courtesy of PDT

Ingredients

  • Aviation Gin
  • 3/4 Ounces  lemon or lime juice
  • 3/4 Ounces  simple syrup
  •   Loose third pint full of mint leaves

For a true throwback, nothing can beat summer’s Southside, a drink that originated during Prohibition. According to cocktail folklore, this concoction was created by an Irish gang in gangster-ruled Chicago who were attempting to mask the bitter taste of bathtub gin with mint, a refreshing green garnish. Another tale insists it was created at Manhattan’s 21 Club, a preferred hot spot for the elite. It was such a hit among the city’s tastemakers that it became the preferred choice of country club-goers in the Hamptons during the steamy summer months. Today, you can still order this sought-after number at Manhattan’s PDT (Please Don’t Tell), an East Village speakeasy famous for its ultra posh crowd and cozy atmosphere. Nothing sets the mood at a classic joint quite like this classic favorite.

Directions

In a pint mixing glass, muddle the mint leaves. Add spirits and mixers. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

67 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

3%

Servings:

1
  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Carbs 11g 4%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 6g 13%
  • Cholesterol 6mg 2%
  • Sodium 296mg 12%
  • Calcium 292mg 29%
  • Magnesium 66mg 17%
  • Potassium 393mg 11%
  • Iron 3mg 14%
  • Zinc 1mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 106mg 15%
  • Vitamin A 2,185IU 44%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 40%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 9%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 10%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 64µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 7%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0g
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