The 12 Days of Cocktails #9 - South Side

Short & sweet today. Since I had leftover mint from yesterday, I’m going with a little gin special called the South Side. Crisp & refreshing, easy to make – just don’t muddle the hell out of the mint and you can’t mess it up:)

South Side

South Side

6 fresh mint leaves  

2 oz dry gin

¾ oz lime juice

½ oz simple syrup

1 dash aromatic bitters such as Angostura

Add the sweet to the shaker then gently muddle the mint on top of it. Add remaining ingredients and ice, then shake vigourously. Double train into an old-timey coupe. Garnish with a mint leaf or two.