Southside Cocktail Recipe


The Southside or South Side cocktail is made with gin, lime juice simple syrup and mint. Its origins are subject to speculation. It has been proposed that it gets its name from either the South Side district of the citty of Chicage or from the Southside Sportsmen`s Club on Long Island.


  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. Gin
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. lime juice
  • 22,5 ml/ ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 10 – 12 mint leaves


  1. Combine all ingredients except mint into a cocktail shaker, fill shaker with ice, and shake well.
  2. Open the shaker and add the mint, leaving one mint leaf around the size of your thumb for garnish.
  3. Close the cocktail shaker and roll the mint leaves from one end of the shaker to the other so as to gently release the mint oils but not to bruise the leaves.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a mint leaf.


The cocktail may have been the preferred beverage of Al Capone, whose gang dominated Chicago’s South Side.


  1. Tanqueray Gin | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Sugar syrup | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  3. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*