South Bend – A Non-Alcoholic Southside Riff

This non-alcoholic cocktail is a riff on the simple Southside. Non-alcoholic spirits often use either capsicum or menthol to simulate the burn of alcohol. I find that crafting a recipe that plays to that factor helps zero-proof options come closer to replacing their alcoholic counterparts.

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South Bend non-alcoholic cocktail
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South Bend

The South Bend is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Southside.
Course: Cocktail
Keyword: cocktail, DHŌS Gin-Free, lemon, mint, non-alcoholic, zero-ABV, zero-proof
Servings: 1
Author: Andrew (The Humble Garnish)


  • 2 oz. DHŌS Gin-Free
  • ¾ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 8-10 leaves mint (reserve one for garnish)


  • Combine Gin-Free, lemon juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves in a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake until chilled.
  • Double strain into chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a single mint leaf.


Serving: 1g

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