Dram & Draught Barman Duke Campbell Perfects the Southside Rickey

When we asked a few bartenders their favorite summer drinks to make at home, Duke Campbell, head barman at Dram & Draught, offered up this simple, refreshing twist on the Gin Rickey.
by Melissa Howsam

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Duke Campbell, Head Barman at Dram & Draught

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“It’s a modern classic! It requires minimal ingredients, it’s easy to make and it’s simple to substitute the mint for any other herb, based on your tastes. It’s light and refreshing, tart, citrusy (one lime should be enough). No herbs or lime juice? Throw some Tang in and it’s great.”



How to make it

Shake 2 ounces Sutler’s gin (made in North Carolina!), 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, 3/4 ounce simple syrup and 5 fresh mint leaves with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with soda water to taste/fill.