- 8-10 Mint Leaves
- 2 oz. Rye
- ¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ oz. Rock Candy (or Simple) Syrup
- ¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- Add all ingredients, with ice, to the glass of a Boston Shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass.
- Do not garnish.
“Well, the south side of Chicago,
Is the baddest part of town,
And if you go there you better just beware
of the cocktail: Leroy Brown.”
This is a fun take on the classic prohibition-era Southside cocktail, popular in the early part of the 20th century in south Chicago. The Southside is made with gin, but here we substitute a nice rye whiskey to create a rich and tart cocktail that will have you echoing Jim Croce in singing about this bad, bad cocktail. Enjoy!