New summer go-to? Southside Fizz

Gin and tonics are typically a go-to in the summer. Crisp gin, sparkling, refreshing tonic, lime, loads of ice…dreamy. In the spirit of mixing things up a bit, I decided to try something I’d never tried before: the Southside Fizz. And now I’m hooked. Talk about a fun new Twist for the summertime…


  • Mint leaves
  • 5 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2 oz of your favorite gin (try a local favorite, Crater Lake Gin by Bendistillery)
  • Lemon juice (you decide)
  • Club soda (to taste)
  • Collins glass filled with ice
  • Fresh mint for garnish


  1. Muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup in a mixing glass or shaker; add the gin and lemon juice; shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice and finish with a little club soda. Garnish with more mint! Refreshing!

How have I been missing out for so long??

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