Southside Cocktail

Staff Writer
Southside Cocktail
Courtesy of PDT

The Southside cocktail.

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.

1
Servings
363
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

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.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
16g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
1.8%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
371µg
41%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.8%
Vitamin C
31mg
51%
Vitamin K
0.1µg
0.2%
Calcium
369mg
37%
Fiber
12g
50%
Folate (food)
194µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
194µg
48%
Iron
22mg
100%
Magnesium
119mg
30%
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
114mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
874mg
25%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.7%
Sodium
69mg
3%
Sugars, added
16g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.7%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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