Monday, April 25, 2016

Subset Cocktail: Southside

2 oz Berkshire Mountain Distillery Greylock Gin
1/2 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 sprig Chocolate Peppermint

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint leaf or 2, smacked to release the oils.

I've seen this cocktail listed with lemon juice instead of lime and/or the addition of club soda but this version suited me well. I had a lime I needed to use up, recently got a new gin that mixes well and a new lovely chocolate peppermint plant. I did cut back on the lime juice by a half since it was a small lime and I always like to cut back on the citrus in drinks anyway.