August 22, 2013

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: The Southside is a fantastic cocktail to exhibit the transformative power of mint. At its heart it’s basically a fresh gin gimlet with some mint in the shaker. Its origins can most likely be traced to the Southside Sportsman’s club, a toney gentlemen’s club operating on Long Island in the 1860s. The club was famous for its juleps and soon started turning out variations, including its now eponymous cocktail.Erik Lombardo

Makes: 1


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1 sugar:water by volume)
  • 4 to 6 mint Leaves
In This Recipe


  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. For a variation, add 2 wheels of cucumber to the shaker and you have an Eastside, or serve tall in an ice-filled hiball topped with soda for an Eastside or Southside Rickey.

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6 Reviews

Bob Q. April 27, 2018
Oh please, please use fresh squeezed all of these combos, and your G
Bob Q. April 27, 2018
Sorry my over sized fingers bumped the send while typing on this small screen. Should say G& another notch up for these try Segram's new Gin with Lime Liquor...yum!
Cheryl May 29, 2015
Great! Next time I'll make it with Bombay Sapphire. I like mine icy cold -- over ice.
Count M. September 25, 2014
Topped with a little sparkling wine, this becomes a Southside Royale, which is delightful, too.
Victoria L. May 8, 2014
Me gusta mucho el detalle de la menta, que refrescante!!!
jubedo April 1, 2014
This is now one of our favorites. Thanks for the delicious recipe!!<br />