The Southside Fizz

MxM: MintThis one from Lucius Beebe’s Stork Club Bar Book of 1946. He includes it in the “Morning at the Stork Club” chapter, but there’s no reason to restrict its service to the hours before noon. The Southside Fizz is really just a pleasant, minty lemonade — unless you’re employing a particularly potent gin, it goes almost unnoticed — suitable whenever a refreshing long drink is indicated.

1 1/2 oz. Gin
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 sprigs mint
1 tsp. sugar

Shake well, strain into a highball glass and fill with seltzer.
Decorate with a sprig of mint, and a cherry if you’re feeling saucy.

The quantity of mint should be adjusted depending on the potency of your particular strain of leaf. Two may well be too little. Flakes of leaf will be broken off by the ice when shaking … for the clearest drink, and one which won’t leave unsightly vegetable matter clinging to your guests’ teeth, you may wish to strain through a mesh sieve.

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6 Responses to “The Southside Fizz”

  1. Paul says:

    One of the great pleasures of summer is that it’s the perfect season for the Southside Fizz. Cold, minty, lemony, gin-ny — what’s not to like? It also makes an impressive short drink, should more intensive refreshment be required.

  2. Jordan says:

    Nice fuzzy fizz lemonade of the good old days! thanks for the post

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  3. Skip says:

    yK9kYm Wow! That’s a really neat answer!

  4. Emil says:

    The lemon juice will be a nice combination for the drink. But I don’t think it will be better if I add some mints to it. I don’t know it depends on personal taste, though.