The Southside is attributed to the famed 21 Club in Manhattan. The version at downtown’s Public Services done so well consists of London dry gin, fresh mint, lime juice and simple syrup shaken and strained into a quaint coupe cocktail glass and garnished with a lemon peel. Served cold, both slightly sweet and tart, but wonderfully balanced, it is very flavorful and refreshing and possibly too easy to consume on a warm day. I’ve enjoyed several since then at Public Services. They do it much better than most places, as they do most cocktails.
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