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The Southside Fizz is a refreshing cocktail made with mint, lemon, lime, and gin: Tom Collins + a mojito! Top it off with soda water for a sparkle.
What’s a Southside Fizz?
A Southside Fizz is the Southside Cocktail with soda water. What’s a Southside? It’s a cocktail made with mint, lemon, lime, and gin. The best way to describe it? A Tom Collins + a Mojito! Here’s exactly what’s in a Southside Fizz:
How to muddle mint…the right way!
This Southside Fizz cocktail requires muddling the mint before making the drink. What is it? Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. This helps the flavors incorporate better, vs if you simply threw in the mint lives on their own. Here’s how to muddle the mint the right way:
- Step 1: Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, If you don’t have one, you can use a large metal cup or bowl.
- Step 2: Using a wooden cocktail muddler or unfinished wooden spoon, gently mash the mint a few times to release the juices. The key to muddling is a light touch, so don’t go overboard.
Why do you have to smack the mint garnish?
You’ll notice the garnish for this Southside Fizz calls to smack the mint. Wait, smack it? Yes, giving the mint leaf a gentle smack between your hands releases the essential oils in the mint. This gives the drink a much more herb-forward flavor!
Step it up: make clear ice!
Want to step up your game on this Southside Fizz cocktail? Use clear ice. What is it? Clear ice is artisanal ice used in cocktails because of its crystal clear look and beautiful organic shapes. Alex is very into clear ice, and you can see from the photos that it really steps up the look of this drink!