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Two martini glasses filled with the Southside Cocktail.

Southside Cocktail

This easy four ingredient classic gin cocktail will become your easy go to gin cocktail! So tasty and refreshing!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 178kcal


  • 2 ounces gin dry
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed and strained
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 6 mint leaves plus more for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker combine the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and mint leaves.
  • Fill the shaker 3/4 full with ice.
  • Put a lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  • Strain into a martini glass and garnish with fresh mint.


Simple Syrup - equal parts water and sugar, heated in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves.  Store in a lidded jar in the refrigerator for up to one month. 
To keep the cocktail clear, strain the pulp from the fresh squeezed lemon juice with a fine mesh strainer. 


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg