The weekend is upon us and the weather is warm and life is beautiful and I think that calls for a fresh cocktail! The only problem? Many "summer cocktails" call for limes, and I'm fresh out. What's a thirsty girl to do? How about a "South Side?" There are recipes all over the internet, each slightly varied. Here's a pretty basic one to get you started:
The Double South Side
10 Mint Leaves
4 Ounces of Gin
2 Ounces of Simple Syrup*
Muddle (i.e. crush using a muddler or the back of a spoon) the mint leaves in the lemon juice. Pour into a shaker. Add gin, simple syrup, and ice. Shake. Strain into a Tom Collins glass (or a martini glass). Garnish with mint leaves and lemon peel.Enjoy!
Recipe modified from www.liquor.com