60 ml London Dry Gin
30 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
15 ml Simple Syrup
5/6 Mint Leaves
10 ml Egg White (Optional)
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake well with ice, double-strain into chilled cocktail glass
Origin Suothside are subject to speculation. It has been proposed that it gets its name from either the South Side district of the city of Chicago, Illinois, or from the Southside Sportsmen’s Club on Long Island.
The drink may have been the preferred beverage of Al Capone, whose gang dominated Chicago’s South Side. The gin imported by Capone’s rivals on the North Side of Chicago was smooth, and usually consumed with ginger ale. However, the gin consumed by Al Capone’s gang had a rougher finish, and required more sweeteners to make it palatable. Thus the Southside was born.
The Southside Cocktail included in the list of IBA official cocktails