Also known as Southside Fizz, the Southside was first published by famous American bartender Harry Craddock in his Savoy Cocktail Book. His recipe called for dry gin, powdered sugar, the juice of half a lemon, and two sprigs of fresh mint finished with a splash of siphon soda water. This version replaces the powdered sugar with simple syrup and a splash of soda. Do not double strain the drink because that will reduce the mint flavor.
2 ounces Hendrick's gin
1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 sprigs fresh mint
1 splash of club soda
Pour all ingredients except club soda into a mixing glass. Add large cold ice and shake vigorously. Open the shaker and add a splash of club soda. Use a julep strainer to strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Recipe by Dushan Zaric