Mix this crisp and refreshing cocktail for warmer days ahead

"As far as classic cocktails go The Southside, also known as a gin Daiquiri, truly stands the test of time."

Join the Boston.com Cocktail Club for gin cocktails on April 1 at 7 p.m.
Join the Boston.com Cocktail Club for gin cocktails on April 1 at 7 p.m. – Johanne Kristensen on Unsplash

Gin is always the spirit of choice I gravitate toward during the warmer months. It’s crisp and herbaceous finish makes it easy to work with and many of my favorite classic cocktails use gin as the base spirit.

As far as classic cocktails go The Southside, also known as a gin Daiquiri, truly stands the test of time. The origins, like many of our favorite classics, is always up for discussion. Many stories say is started at New York City’s 21 Club, while others say it was on Long Island at the South Side Sportmen’s Club.

Wherever the origin may have started let’s celebrate the comeback of this delicious and refreshing cocktail.

What you’ll need

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Southside

2 oz. gin
¾ oz. lime juice (can be split lemon/lime)
¾ oz. simple syrup
5 to 6 mint leaves

Shake the ingredients vigorously over ice and strain up into a cocktail glass.


Join our next virtual cocktail class

Join us Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. with host Jackson Cannon and his special guest Ashley Sullivan, bar manager at Salt restaurant in Plymouth. This week they’ll be making cocktails with Hendrick’s gin, catching up about the Boston restaurant and bar scene, and sharing tips the pros use to make great drinks at home. They’ll be mixing the classic Southside and building a ritual Gin and Tonic. Everything you’ll need is listed here.

Ashley Sullivan is bar manager at Salt Raw Bar and Fine Cuisine in Plymouth. 

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