Thursday, 25 September 2014

THE ROGUE SOUTHSIDER

It's Friday!  We thought you might appreciate a smooth, summery drink to ease you into your weekend.  
The original Southside has a mysterious past and nobody can quite agree on its origins.  Some say it was born in the depth of a dingy Chicago speakeasy during the prohibition years, while others argue that it was created in Long Island's exclusive Southside Sports Club.  Naturally we had to give it a local twist!  Bedford Bar's incredibly talented bartender Juleon Green mixed this beauty up using New Zealand's very own Rogue Society gin.  Trust me, this is sooo good!  Especially for people like me who aren't such a fan of sweet, fruity cocktails.  It's refreshing, tangy and the perfect way to wind down in the late afternoon sun.
The Rogue Southsider
What you'll need:
60mls Rogue Society Gin
30mls Lemon Juice
15mls Sugar Syrup
20mls Free Range Egg White
5-6 decent sized mint leaves
3 slices cucumber
3 dashes Peychaud Bitters

What you do:
Place all ingredients in a shaker.
Dry shake (no ice) to emulsify the egg white
Then wet shake (with ice)
Double strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass 
Garnish with a mint leaf 
Add a dash of peychaud bitters

Alternatively you could always go and pay Juleon a visit at Bedford Bar, smile sweetly and ask him to whip one up for you personally!
Cheers. xx

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