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Southern Comfort, approach with caution!!
Member Name: trayrope
Date: 16/10/12, updated on 16/10/12 (185 review reads)
Advantages: Tastes nice, mixes well.
Southern Comfort is another of my favourite shorts. It comes in an olde worlde looking bottle with a plastic screw top. The cylindrical bottle is ridged at the top and has two flat sides, maybe to help with keeping hold of the bottle when you have had a few to many, embossed into the glass on one side is the word Southern and on the other side is the word Comfort. Embossed onto the front of the bottle is the signature of Mr M W Henson, the man we have to thank for Southern Comfort. All the labels on the bottle are paper and fit in with the theme of the bottle. I don't usually describe bottles, but I like this one so I thought a quick description would not hurt.
Southern Comfort is described as a blend of fruits, spices and whisky flavours.
I describe Southern Comfort as a sweet, slightly orange flavoured drink with a slightly liquorice and cinnamon bite. I know it sounds strange, but it works. The drink is warm in the mouth and has a slight glow on its way down the throat. It is not a syrupy drink and apart from a tingle on the tongue it does not cling to the mouth or throat.
The smell of Southern Comfort is quite alcoholic; this is where I can smell a hint of whisky. I like the colour of Southern Comfort; it is a lovely golden amber colour.
Southern Comfort is 35% alcohol by volume, in my opinion it does not taste like a strong liqueur and mixes really well with lemonade and ice, I have also drank it with cranberry, but I am not as keen on the flavours that it produces with cranberry. I like the fizz of the lemonade to carry it over my taste buds.
Southern Comfort usually costs around £18 for a 70cl bottle; it doesn't seem to drop on special offer very often, so when I see it for less at Christmas I usually treat myself to a bottle.
In my opinion Southern Comfort is a really nice mixer; it is not something I would drink as a shot, although I know people who do. When I drink Southern Comfort I don't have too many as I find it is a drink with effects that can creep up on you and before you know it you have accidentally put your foot through the glass of the oven door and are sat in a pile of glass with a cut hand (not a metaphor).
My eldest Step-Son drinks this with his army mates (they call it SoCo) so I think it may have lost its reputation as a girly drink.
As previously mentioned I don't suffer with hangovers and have happily drank a lot of Southern Comfort without a hangover (just a big bill to repair my oven). My advice as always is to enjoy in moderation.
Southern Comfort have a really good web page at www.southerncomfort.com, it has a lot of drink and food recipes involving Southern Comfort and the full story behind the creation of the drink.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: An excellent drink in moderation.