Summer on the Southside
One of the feature cocktails for Virginia Spirits Month 2017. This is a collaboration between Matt Savopoulos and I. It a refreshing riff on a Southside, with a few summery ingredients to set it apart.
1½ oz. Catoctin Creek Watershed Gin
¾ oz. Lime Juice
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Grapefruit Juice
One Small Pinch of Mint (approximately 8 leaves)
1 Dash of Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Peach Bitters (Fee Brothers is fine)
2 oz. Soda Water (or desired preference)
In a one pint mason jar. Add mint. Muddle lightly. Add the rest of the ingredients to the glass except soda water. Add ice to fill. Attach to a shaker and shake thoroughly. Add Soda Water and then Ice to fill mason jar. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprigs.
Courtesy Brett Harder of The Whiskey Jar, Charlottesvile, VA.