Cocktail Hour – The South Side

It’s been a busy week this week.  Some blog maintenance, catching up with real life, etc.  So, this week’s cocktail hour is a casual one.  My outfit this week is inspired by the casual, yet elegant French style I saw in Paris (yes, still riding on the Parisian high).
Cocktail Hour Casual
To sip on while I’m relaxing this Friday evening, a lesser know, but still delicious gin cocktail called the South Side.  Crisp and citrus-y, it’s a perfect ending to a hectic week.

South SideThe South Side
5 mint leaves
1 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz gin
1 oz simple syrup
Gently muddle mint leaves and lemon juice in a shaker. Add gin, simple syrup, and fill shaker with ice.  Shake and then strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with mint or twist of lemon
Photo courtsey of Liquor.com

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