Southside Cocktail

Twist and Toast

Said to be Al Capone’s favorite cocktail, this mixture of gin, lemon and mint just might be untouchable.


Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, pour in the lemon juice and muddle gently using a muddler or the back of a spoon.


Add the gin and simple syrup to the shaker with the muddled mint and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice, secure the lid, and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.


Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass, using a fine-mesh to catch any small mint pieces or ice shards.


Garnish with a mint sprig (you can clap it between your hands to awaken the aroma).

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