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We’re introducing a brand new feature, called Mixology Monday! Stay tuned here and on social media, where we’ll showcase a recipe you can make at home using our spirits. We’ll also include a brief description of the history of the cocktail or the flavor profile. Let’s get things started with the Southside Cocktail…

Like many classic cocktails, the Southside has a variety of differing origin stories. Among the most popular is that it was enjoyed on the Southside of Chicago in the 1920s by notorious gangster and bootlegger Al Capone. Regardless of it’s origin, the Southside is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that really shines with the floral bouquet of our Garden Gate Gin.

Southside Cocktail

  • 2 oz Garden Gate Gin
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 sprig of mint for garnish
  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, shake and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

    To make simple syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.