Deep Southside

Recipe - Southside cocktail
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This wickedly-delicious Southside Gin Mojito cocktail is a great alternative to the standard Gin & Tonic, especially for gin lovers who are tired of the bitter-sweet taste of Indian Tonic. Perfectly pairs gin, mint and fresh lime.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Cape Dry Gin
  • ½ fresh lime, diced
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves
  • 25ml sugar syrup

To make

  1. Muddle the lime pieces, sugar syrup and the mint leaves in a shaker.
  2. Add gin and ice, and shake.
  3. Strain into martini glass leaving the pieces of lime and mint behind
  4. Garnish with a slapped mint leaf and a wheel of fresh lime.

Variation:

For a Dirty Southside, empty the entire contents of the shaker into a tall glass (mint and crushed lime included) and top up with soda and ice.

[Simple Syrup Recipe:  Mix 250g of sugar, 250ml water and ½ tsp lemon juice in a saucepan. Simmer (not boil) for 5 minutes, cool and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks]

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