Daniel Shoemaker mixes an herby, subtly savory melon soda into the classic Southside. The result is great on a hot day.
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In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add ice and the gin, citrus juices and bitters; shake well. Add the Melon Soda. http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#doublestr... title="Cocktail technique: Fine-straining">Fine-strain into an iced-filled collins glass. Smack the mint sprigs over the drink, then add as garnish.