A South Side is an alcoholic beverage that is commonly consumed during the summer months. Its origins are subject to speculation; it has been alternatively proposed that it gets its name from either the South Side district of the city of Chicago, Illinois, or from the Southside Sportsmen's Club on Long Island.
2 sprigs of mint
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz simple syrup
1 1/2 oz soda water
Gently muddle 1 sprig of mint with lemon juice in bottom of shaker. Add gin and syrup. Shake well. Pour over crushed ice and stir until outside of glass is frosted. Top with soda. Garnish with sprig of mint.