South Side Fizz

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Garnish:

Mint sprig

How to make:

SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and fine strain into (empty) chilled glass. TOP with soda.

7 fresh Mint leaves
2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
5/12 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)
Top up with Soda from siphon
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Review:

A minty Collins.

History:

Bar legend says the South Side (or South Side) 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 mobsters to make their bootleg liquor more palatable, while on the other side of town hoodlums enjoyed the Northside (gin and ginger ale).

The truth is more mundane and the South Side evolved from the Mint Julep at Snedecor's Tavern, Long Island in the 1890s when the style of drink known as a Fizz was at the height of its popularity. The club later became the Southside Sportsman's Club. This cocktail is also closely associated with New York's Twenty-One Club.

The South Side Fizz features in Hugo Ensslin's 1916 Recipes for Mixed Drinks but over the decades as morphed into the South Side Rickey served over cracked ice and more recently to the Southside served straight-up without soda.

SOUTH SIDE FIZZ
Made same a Gin Fizz, adding fresh mint leaves
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GIN FIZZ
Juice of ½ Lime
Juice ½ Lemon
1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
1 drink Dry Gin
Shake will in a mixing glass with cracked ice, strain into fizz glass, fill up with carbonated or any sparkling water desired.

Hugo R. Ensslin, Recipes for Mixed Drinks Second Edition, 1917 (we don't have access to the 1916 1st edition)

Nutrition:

One serving of South Side Fizz contains 183 calories.

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