Southside cocktail: a recipe born during Prohibition at the 21 Club in New York.
For 1 person
3 cl gin
2 cl lemon juice
5 cl sparkling water
1 tsp sugar
1 or 2 mint leaves
How to make
Technique: shaker / Glass: martini / Type: short drink (10cl) / Time: 5 mn
Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar with a few ice cubes.
Strain into a martini glass.
Top up with sparkling water.
Place the mint leaves on the cocktail.
The Southside cocktail is said to have originated at the 21 Club in New York during Prohibition (1919-1933).
The first written records of this recipe can be found in the famous Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock in 1930. Later, in 1946, Lucius Beebe publishes it in turn in Stork Club Bar Book.