Dating back to at least 1916 and the cocktail book, "Recipes for Mixed Drinks" by Hugo Ensslin, the Southside cocktail is like a classic gin sour with the addition of fresh mint. Simple and refreshing, it requires no tweaking to make it a standout non-alcoholic cocktail. We're not going to let that stop us from adding a few dashes of our Orange bitters, though, because everything is #betterwithbitters.
You'll find that some Southside cocktail recipes call for lemon juice while others specify lime. In our non-alcoholic version, we've chosen lemon, but feel free to play around with either citrus (or a combination of both!).
Southside (Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipe)
Non-Alcoholic Cocktail / Low-Alcohol / Zero Proof / Mocktail
This refreshing, classic cocktail features gin, lemon, mint, and our Orange bitters.
Add mint and lemon juice to a shaker tin and gently muddle.
Add gin, simple syrup, bitters, and ice, and shake until chilled.
Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a mint sprig.
MAKE IT MINDFULLY LOW ALCOHOL
Just use 1 ounce regular gin and 1 ounce non-alcoholic gin to cut the alcohol in half. Get loose, mindfully!