Happy Bootlegger's Day! We're celebrating Al Capone's birthday with our take on the classic 1920's cocktail the Southside — named after. Capone's Southside Chicago neighborhood + his taste for gin.


Southside

  • 2 oz. Tamworth White Mountain Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Sekanjabin Syrup
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Dash Orange Bitters
  • Mint Garnish

Gently muddle mint leaves with lime juice in the bottom of a mixing pitcher. Add remaining ingredients. Add ice and stir. Fine strain into coupe glass to remove scraps of mint leaves. Express one large mint leaf and use as garnish.



Sekanjabin Syrup

In a small saucepan on a stovetop, bring 1 cup of water to a low boil. Pour in 1 and 1/3 cups of honey. Reduce heat to low and whisk mixture until honey dissolves completely. Remove from heat and stir in 2/3 cup distilled white vinegar. While it is still hot, pour mixture into clean quart-sized canning jar (or equivalent) over 10 mint leaves. Tightly seal the jar and shake for ten seconds. Set aside and allow mint to infuse for one hour, or until the leaves turn brown. Strain off mint leaves and allow mixture to cool completely before use.