Sarah Berardi at Draffens, Dundee’s coolest speakeasy and cocktail bar, introduced us to gin’s answer to a mojito.
“Wild Island is actually one of my favourite gins we have on the back bar,” Sarah notes. “The perfect serve to Wild Island is a sprig of mint and a Southside brings out that minty freshness in the botanicals.”
The Southside is said to hail from Chicago’s South Side and some even say this was Al Capone’s drink of choice. The Hebrides meets the windy city in this delicious and easy to make cocktail.
50ml Wild Island Gin
25ml lime juice
15ml sugar syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
Dehydrated lime wheel
- Fill a coupe with ice to chill.
- Combine gin, lime juice, sugar syrup and a healthy pinch of mint into a shaker and give it a hard shake.
- Drain the ice from the coupe. Double strain the drink into your chilled coupe.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint and, if you’re feeling fancy, a dehydrated lime wheel.
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