Pretty cocktails automatically taste better. Hence why we love using Empress 1908 Gin – not only does it taste delicious, it’s deep purple color makes any cocktail stand out! It’s our new obsession and we love making our Southside gin recipe with it for that very reason.
We first stumbled upon this liquor during quarantine (thank you, TikTok) and immediately Googled where to get it. Unfortunately, no liquor stores in Baton Rouge carry it, however, (fortunately) the Total Wine in New Orleans does. Soooo that can only mean one thing – we gotta stop somewhere to eat whenever we need some Empress. Priorities.
Back to the cocktail. Our Southside gin recipe is a blend of simple syrup, lime, and mint (it’s very similar to a mojito), and obviously gin. We love using our jalapeño simple syrup to give it a little kick but plain (or mint or lime) simple syrup works well (fun fact: you can make our simple syrup recipe plain or with whatever fruit, veggie, or herb you want!). You can also add a splash of soda water to give it some fizz.
Any gin or liquor can be used but you would lose the gorgeous color. It would still get the job done but if you’re looking for a beautiful drink, this gin is where it’s at. Trust us!
Our Southside gin recipe is ideal for summer barbecues, hanging out by the pool, or whenever you want something pretty to sip on. It’s light and refreshing, and great for any occasion!Print
Southside Gin Recipe
This beautiful cocktail not only looks pretty but tastes great! We love making it for get togethers, lounging by the pool, or for a happy hour with friends!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 drink 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
- 2 oz gin ((Empress 1908))
- 1 oz lime juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 oz jalapeno simple syrup
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- 1 leaf fresh mint (for garnish)
- Combine gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and sprig of mint in a shaker with a few ice cubes.
- Strain into a glass of your choice.
- Garnish with mint leaf and enjoy!
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