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Monday 24th January 2000

SOUTH SIDE COCKTAIL

News
The history behind the South Side cocktail is not 100% known. Some say it pre-dates the Jazz age however most agree that it is strongly associated with with Al Capone and his crew who created a place for it in Prohibition history with speculation that its name ‘South Side’ refers to the infamous district of which Capone was king.

History
The history behind the South Side cocktail is not 100% known. Some say it pre-dates the Jazz age however most agree that it is strongly associated with with Al Capone and his crew who created a place for it in Prohibition history with speculation that its name ‘South Side’ refers to the infamous district of which Capone was king.

Ingredients:
Vodka
Lemon Juice
Sugar
Fresh Mint
Soda (optional)

Method:
Mix 60ml vodka (you can use gin or white rum) with 30ml fresh lemon juice, 2 tsp of sugar and four or five fresh mint leaves in a cocktail shaker, and shake to bruise the mint leaves.

To Serve:
Pour into a highball glass filled with ice, and top with soda, if you like.
Garnish with a mint sprig.