Top 5 Classic Southern Comfort Cocktails

Southern Comfort was born in the 1870s by a bartender who saw the need for something a little smoother than the strong all-or-nothing taste of bourbon and whisky.  The drink is made from fruits and spices melded with bourbon, a great base for delicious cocktails.

Here’s our pick of the top five classic and easy-to-make Southern Comfort cocktails.

Southern Hurricane

Southern Comfort Cocktails

Glass:
Hurricane

Ingredients:
45ml Southern Comfort
45ml Sweet and sour mix
45ml Orange juice
45ml Pineapple juice
Splash of grenadine

Instructions:
Fill Hurricane glass with ice.
Add all ingredients and stir.
Garnish with orange wedge and cherry.

Comfort Old Fashioned

Southern Comfort Cocktails

 Glass:
Old Fashioned

Ingredients:
45ml Southern Comfort
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
2 dash of bitters
Orange

Instructions:
Stir bitters, sugar and water in a short glass.
Add Southern Comfort and ice.
Garnish with an orange twist.

Heron’s Harvest

Southern Comfort Cocktails

Glass:
Martini

Ingredients:
30ml Southern Comfort
30ml Sour Apple Schnapps
A Dash of Hazelnut Liqueur
A Dash of Caramel Syrup

Instructions:
Shake all ingredients with ice.
Strain into martini glass.
Garnish with apple wedge.

Slam Dunk

Southern Comfort Cocktails

Glass:
Rocks

Ingredients:
45ml Southern Comfort
45ml Orange Juice
45ml Cranberry Juice

Instructions:
Fill rocks glass with ice.
Add all ingredients and stir.
Garnish with cranberries or orange wedge.

New Yorker

Southern Comfort Cocktails

Glass:
Martini

Ingredients:
45ml Southern Comfort
15ml Lime Juice
Two Dashes of Pernod
A Dash of Grenadine

Instructions:
Shake all ingredients with ice.
Strain into martini glass.
Garnish with lemon twist.

For more information and to check out other recipes, visit www.southerncomfort.com.

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