Southside Royale

Southside Royale image

Serve in

Coupe glass...
7 fresh Mint leaves
2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ fl oz Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
Top up with Brut Champagne
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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.

Garnish:

Mint leaf

Comment:

A White Lady with fresh mint and champagne

Variant:

Topped with soda (from a siphon, please) in place of champagne this becomes a mere 'Southside'.

About:

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.

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