There are conflicting stories about the origin of the Southside cocktail, the most intriguing being that the cocktail was created to cover the taste of the poor-quality, locally-made bootleg liquor being served on the south side of Chicago during Prohibition. In reality, the drink originated at the Southside Sportsmen's Club on Long Island and was named accordingly.
Regardless, it's an easy-to-make cocktail that can be made with either gin, vodka or rum, depending on your personal taste.
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