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  • Winter

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Citrus press
    • Knife
    • Tall/Collins glass

    Tall Meyer Lemon Southside

    A friendly crowd pleaser, just right for entertaining.

    • 2 ounces gin
    • 2 ounces juice of Meyer lemons (approximately 2 lemons)
    • 1 ounce Honey Syrup
    • 10 mint leaves
    • Splash of pasteurized egg white (optional) (look for small cartons of pasteurized egg white in the dairy section)
    • Club soda
    • Lemon wheel (for garnish)

    To mixing glass, add gin, lemon juice, Honey Syrup, mint leaves, and egg white, if using. Add ice to tin and to tall glass. Set glass aside. Shake well. Strain into tall glass. Top with club soda.

    Garnish with lemon wheel.

    Although the Southside has a few stories surrounding its origin, one classic favorite is that it was developed during Prohibition by a south-side Chicago gang leader who used sugar and lemon to mask the flavor of bootleg gin. The 21 Club in New York also claims that it is the home of this deliciously refreshing cocktail.

    Winter

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Citrus press
    • Knife
    • Tall/Collins glass

Copyright © 2008, 2014 by Bridget Albert, Mary Barranco All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without express written permission from the publisher. Cocktail photographs copyright © 2008 by Tim Turner. Author photographs by Larry Fox.

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