If you enjoy all of the citrus and refreshing elements provided to you by the mojito, but you prefer gin to rum and like to look fancy, get you a southside. This gin cocktail is mint-kissed with a touch of lime and rounded out with simple syrup.
2 OZ (60ML) GIN
1 OZ (30ML) LIME JUICE
0.5 OZ (15ML) SIMPLE SYRUP
5-6 MINT LEAVES
ADD MINT AND LIME JUICE TO A SHAKER AND MUDDLE THE MINT LIGHTLY TO RELEASE THE OILS.
ADD REST OF INGREDIENTS AND SHAKE WELL WITH ICE.
STRAIN INTO A CHILLED GLASS.