How to make:
Lightly MUDDLE (just to bruise) mint in base of shaker. Add next three ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass. TOP with a splash of champagne.
A White Lady with fresh mint and champagne
Topped with soda (from a siphon, please) in place of champagne this becomes a mere 'Southside'.
The Southside was created during Prohibition, either at a New York City speakeasy called Jack & Charlie's, or at Manhattan's Stork Club, or by Chicago's Southside gang to make their bootleg liquor more palatable. Variations include this "Royale" version with champagne.
There are approximately 194 calories in one serving of Southside Royale.