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purple cocktail with citrus fruits


Amy Traynor
This cool and refreshing classic cocktail is made with gin, citrus, simple syrup, and fresh mint. There are many variations, but this mix with lime juice served up in a coupe glass is one of the most popular (and delicious!)
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz gin (I used Empress Gin)
  • ¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 8 mint leaves


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill it 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then strain the cocktail into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with mint.


Recipe Variations
  • Some prefer to use lemon juice instead of lime. Try both and see what you like best!
  • Make it a Southside Fizz by serving it over ice in a tall glass and topping it off with soda water. If you use lemon juice it will taste like a minty Tom Collins, if you use lime it will taste like a Mojito made with gin. Yum!
  • Make it a Southside Royal Fizz by using sparkling wine instead of soda water. Scale back the gin to 1 ounce to keep the drink from becoming too boozy.
Keyword classic cocktails, gin
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