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