JC Drinks: Blood Orange Southern Comfort Cocktails!

August 25, 2015

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We all know I like a good drink. I am usually a gin lover, but I am always on the look out for the new favourite tipple. I’m not going to lie, I had never tried Southern Comfort when they got in touch, I had heard of it frequently but as I’m not the biggest whiskey lover was a little undecided on whether I would enjoy it.

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A little while later, the new Blood Orange Southern Comfort* came through the door (alongside a deck chair!). Hannah, Paul and I were pretty excited to try it. And let me tell you – it is good.

Like seriously good.

Like I got sent the bottle, then about 10 days later, I went to create some fancy cocktails, and we had managed to drink our way through 2/3rds of the bottle. It is just so drinkable! A slight whisky tinge, flavoured with blood orange, fruits, and spices. It almost tastes a bit mulled wine-y but with a whisky flavour. I experimented with a few different concoctions, the best standard I could find was the traditional Southern Comfort + (diet) coke which is delicious and makes a nice change to a G+T.

However, I was determined to make a couple of fancier cocktails for you all to try, and they are some great ones!

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Blood Orange Fizz

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This is a really refreshing cocktail, something which is perfect for a hot summer evening!

35mL Blood Orange Comfort

15mL Lemon Juice

100mL Soda Water

Mint Leaves

Rub the mint around the glass, before combining the rest of the ingredients – in a shaker if you have it or directly into the glass. Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy!

Southern Comfort Scarlett O’Hara

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This is an ideal fruity mix – great for after those hard days at work!

35mL Blood Orange Comfort

100mL Cranberry Juice

Lime Juice

Combine the ingredients in a shaker or glass, squeeze in the lime juice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Have you tried Southern Comfort? What’s your favourite combo? You can check ’em out on Facebook too!

JC xx

*I was sent Southern Comfort to try but of course, if I didn’t love it, then I wouldn’t blog it!

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