As with so many Prohibition-era cocktails, the origin of this libation is murky. Some say it came from the southside of Chicago, where rank-tasting bath tub gin was mixed with sugar and citrus to make it palatable. Others claim it was created at the 21 Club in New York City. Either way, it’s a delightful summer cocktail for anyone.



  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp superfine sugar
  • Several fresh mint leaves


  1. Fill a shaker with ice
  2. Add all ingredients, including mint
  3. Shake with extreme vigor so the mint releases its oils
  4. Strain into a chilled glass and add a sprig of mint for garnish

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