There’s a new addition to the bar and its time to make something from Southern Comfort. I have never tried this stuff before, and my only knowledge of it is that it was the favorite of my grandfather when he was younger. I distinctly remember him drinking it, which is bizarre because I couldn’t tell you anything about any of my family’s other drinking habits. I take that back, my uncle likes Bacardi… a lot.
What is SoCo anyway? I looked it up, and now I am none the wiser. Its apparently “an American liqueur made with neutral spirits with fruit, spice and whiskey flavorings”. Hmmm. I figured it was some type of whiskey… but apparently its some type of “whiskey flavoring”. I guess in the near future I’m going to have to try some neat so I can tell you if the drink even tastes like Southern Comfort, whatever that is!
- 1.5 ounces bourbon (Makers Mark)
- 1 ounce Southern Comfort
- 0.5 ounce lime juice
Shake everything over ice and pour into an ice filled rocks glass.
- There’s lime in here for sure, but its hiding, just behind the liquor. Gives a nice hint of sweet to the drink.
- With each successive sip, I enjoy this one a little more, a Little Colonel more.
- Not for the faint of heart, but not so strong that you can’t enjoy the flavor.
- Dave’s Rating: 8/10
- Strength: 6/10
- Sweetness: 6/10
- When you need a fix of “whiskey flavorings”, this might just be the ticket.