Episode 31 features Southern Comfort. A whiskey based, fruit and spiced liqueur, it is bottled at 35% ABV, or 70 proof.
Enjoy this episode with some Southern Comfort straight, on the rocks, or substituted for whiskey in your favorite cocktail!
Southern Comfort's official website: https://southerncomfort.com
Brief Historical Timeline:
- 1874 - Invented in New Orleans at McCauley's Tavern by Martin Wilkes Heron
- 1885 - Potentially part of the New Orleans Cotton & Industrial Exposition when the original concoction was renamed to Southern Comfort
- 1889 - Heron moves to Memphis, Tennessee and begins bottling Southern Comfort
- 1904 - Rumored to have won a gold medal at the World's Fair in St. Louis
- 1939 - The Scarlett O'Hara cocktail was introduced
- 1960s - Janis Joplin is often photographed with a bottle
- 1979 - Brown-Forman, a US conglomerate in distilled spirits business, buys Southern Comfort
- 2010 - The antebellum mansion, a depiction of the Woodland Plantation shown on the label is removed
- 2011 - The first brand extension begins with a lime and a cherry flavored version
- 2016 - The Sazerac Company purchases Southern Comfort from Brown-Forman along with Tuaca as part of a $543.5 million deal
- 2017 - Sazerac puts the whiskey back into Southern Comfort
Think of Southern Comfort as if it were a whiskey for mixing in cocktails!
Here's a Southern Comfort cocktail I learned in bartending school:
1 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
3/4 oz Amaretto
3/4 oz Sloe Gin
2 oz Orange Juice
Build over ice and garnish with an orange wheel, a cherry, or whatever citrus fruit you may have handy!
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