I’m mostly a bourbon and rum gal, not much for other spirits. I like my wine too, of course.
But then K&L Wines came out with Faultline, their own limited brand of gin, made by local favorite St. George Sprits. Hmm, gin. I’ve never been a gin drinker but I bought a bottle and I’ve been thinking about the best way to sample it in a cocktail.
I was originally thinking a gin & tonic, but by the time I finally acquired suitable tonic, I had come across this recipe for what is essentially a gin mojito. Mint, lime and simple syrup are muddled together, add gin and shake before topping it off with a splash of club soda. Oh dang, this is one good drink. Refreshing, and I love the herbaciousness of the gin alongside the mint.
The gin itself is terrific too. I sipped a bit on its own and I liked it enough to grab another bottle. G&Ts are in our future. As are martinis. The Southside is reason enough to keep a batch of simple syrup in the refrigerator at all times.
Here’s a similar version of the drink – I just used a splash of club soda instead of several ounces as suggested.
- Southside Cocktail (Frank Stitt’s Bottega Favorita)