Recipe courtesy of Andrea Immer

South Side

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
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4 mint leaves plus more for garnish

2 ounces vodka or gin

1 1/2 ounces simple syrup (recipe follows)

1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice


Club soda

Lime wheels


4 tablespoons sugar

4 tablespoons water


  1. Simple Syrup: Heat sugar and water in saucepan over low flame until sugar is completely dissolved. (Simple syrup can be stored in sealed container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.)
  2. In a mixing glass, gently muddle mint leaves, vodka or gin, simple syrup and lemon juice. Add ice. Shake all ingredients well and, using a spring strainer, pour into a pint glass filled with fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime wheels.