- 50ml Deep South Distillery Cape Dry Gin
- ½ fresh lime, diced
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- 25ml simple sugar syrup
Muddle the lime pieces, sugar syrup and the mint leaves in a shaker. Add Deep South Cape Dry Gin and ice, and shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slapped mint leaf and a wheel of fresh lime.
Variation: For a Dirty Southside, empty the contents of the shaker into a tall glass, mint and crushed lime included, top up with soda and ice.
[Simple Syrup: Mix 250g of sugar, 250ml water and ½ tsp lemon juice in a saucepan. Simmer (not boil) for 5 minutes, cool and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks]