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Ingredients (7)

  • 8 to 9 mint leaves
  • 3 thin slices cucumber
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • Ice
  • Champagne, to top (about 1 1/2 ounces)
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories267
  • Fat0.04g
  • Saturated fat0.01g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs24.17g
  • Fiber0.23g
  • Sugar21.72g
  • Protein0.24g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium20.75mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

The London-Style South Side Royale was invented by Julie Reiner, co-owner of the Flatiron Lounge in Manhattan and Clover Club in Brooklyn. This easy-to-prepare cocktail makes for good party-friendly fare. It’s so light and bright that it almost seems…healthy! We like to float a thin slice of cucumber on top to further the illusion of healthfulness.

For more, see our easy Manhattan Drink recipe.


In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the cucumber and simple syrup. Add the gin, lime juice, and several cubes of ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a champagne glass. Top with about 1 1/2 ounces of champagne.
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