Southern Comfort Cocktails

What Alcohol is Southern Comfort?

Southern Comfort is a Whiskey-based Liqueur. This means that Southern Comfort uses Whiskey as its base, but infuses it with a blend of fruit, spices and sweeteners. Because Southern Comfort is a blend of ingredients, it is not a Whiskey but rather a Liqueur.

Southern Comfort Label

What Does Southern Comfort Taste Like?

Southern Comfort tastes like a boozy fruit punch. The whiskey notes are not dominant, and instead, you’re greeted with flavours of cherry, peach, orange, lime juice and cinnamon. The precise recipe for Southern Comfort is a closely guarded secret, but it is believed to include ingredients such as peaches, oranges, vanilla, and cinnamon.

The process of making Southern Comfort involves blending the ingredients together and then aging the mixture in oak barrels. The aging process allows the flavors to develop and meld together, resulting in a smooth and balanced spirit.

Southern Comfort will taste much better if it is ice cold. I find when Southern Comfort is warm, it can come across as tasting artificial and somewhat woodsy.

What Mixed Drinks Can I Make with Southern Comfort?

What is the Most Popular Southern Comfort Drink

The Alabama Slammer is the most popular Southern Comfort drink by far. The Alabama Slammer is a mix of Southern Comfort, Sloe Gin, Amaretto and Orange Juice. This beverage is tangy, nutty and fruity making it popular among Collage Coeds.

Is Southern Comfort a Sipping Whiskey?

While you can enjoy Southern Comfort straight, Southern Comfort is not a Sipping Whiskey. Southern Comfort is a low-quality whiskey that has been pre-blended with sweeteners, flavourings, fruits and spices.

Southern Comfort is typically served as a cocktail ingredient, added to drinks such as the Alabama Slammer or the Louisiana Lemonade. It can also be enjoyed on its own, either neat or on the rocks, or used as a substitute for whiskey in recipes such as Manhattan or Old Fashioned cocktails. The sweet, smooth flavor of Southern Comfort makes it a popular choice for those who enjoy fruity, spicy drinks.

What is the Best Mixer of Southern Comfort?

Lemonade, Coca Cola and Orange Juice are considered the most popular, and easiest mixers for Southern Comfort. You can also look at our table above for other Southern Comfort Cocktails.

I prefer my Southern Comfort with Orange Juice. You can find the recipe in the table above where it is called the Comfortable Screw. I find when I mix Southern Comfort with Cola, the drink tastes a bit ‘artificial’. Southern Comfort and OJ always seems to go down smooth and easy for me. (provided it is ice cold)

How long does Southern Comfort last once opened?

Southern Comfort will loose its Freshness around 8 months after being opened. The alcohol in your Southern Comfort will begin to noticeably evaporate after this point and the liqueur will start to taste flat. Southern Comfort will still be safe to drink after 8 months, but it won’t be in its prime.

What Percentage of Alcohol is Southern Comfort?

The Original Southern Comfort is 35% Alcohol or 70 Proof. The Percentage will vary by country so read your specific bottle if it is of concern to you.

What varieties of Southern Comfort exist?

Currently, aside from Southern Comfort, there are two other varieties which are Southern Comfort Black and Southern Comfort 100 Proof.

Southern Comfort Black – A bolder version of Southern Comfort with stronger notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla and oak.

Southern Comfort 100 Proof – A boozier version of Southern Comfort with 15% more Alcohol.

What Else Tastes Like Southern Comfort?

Yukon Jack might be one of the most popular liqueurs to taste like Southern Comfort. Both brands are whiskey based with citrus and fruit flavours. Yukon Jack is a touch sweeter as it has a heavy honey presence. Personally, I don’t find them to be all the same.