30 Days of Beverages – Day 19 – South Side!

Uncategorized | August 23, 2009 | By

Let’s start with this….yes, I know that I’m 4 days behind. Vacation does things like that to you. =) I tried to keep up, but some days were just not possible and some days I just didn’t wanna. So, we’ll stay a little bit behind.
Today, an interpretation of a favorte cocktail from the Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle. Nope, never been there, but I came to it via a cocktail recipe book and thought it sounded awfully good. I’m a sucker for a recipe that includes orange, lemon and mint! It’s a bit shocking we haven’t had a mojito yet this month!

South Side Fizz
1 slice orange
1 slice lemon
4 large fresh mint leaves
1/4 ounce gin
1/8 ounce Cointreau
4 ounces Champagne brut or sparkling wine brut
In a shaker, muddle the citrus clices, mint, gin, and Cointreau. Shake vigorously with ice. Stain into a chilled 6-ounce sparkling wine glass and top slowly with the chilled bubbly. Serves 1.
  1. cheryl
    August 28, 2009

    This looks great- I copied the recipe and gave it to DH- the mix master in our house. I hope to try this tomorrow or sunday- might use presecco- do you think that would work?thanks :)cheryl

  2. Terri
    August 28, 2009

    Hey Cheryl – How nice to have an in-house mix master! Can I borrow him? =) I think that Prosecco would work fine in this drink. It might be a itty-bit sweeter, but still great! Hope you enjoy it!

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