Southside Fizz

Tom Macy, Clover Club | Brooklyn, NY

“It’s like Aperol, St-Germain and grapefruit twists,” says Tom Macy, of mint. “It seems to make everything better.” In the Southside Fizz, a popular off-menu gin drink at Clover Club, the aromatic herb is muddled with cucumbers, which serve to cut through this drink’s inherent sweetness.

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
  • 8 to 12 mint leaves
  • 3 cucumber discs
  • soda water, to top

Garnish: mint sprig and a cucumber slice

  1. In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves and cucumber discs into the simple syrup.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and fill the shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and fine strain into a Collins glass over ice.
  4. Top with soda water and garnish with mint and a cucumber slice.