Southern Comfort Cocktail

Blended with amaretto and sweet fruit juices, then topped with ginger beer, this Southern Comfort cocktail is reminiscent of a retro party punch. Garnish with a fresh orange slice and maraschino cherry before serving.

Southern comfort cocktails in mason jar glasses, garnished with orange and cherry.

Why I love this southern comfort cocktail

  • I honestly have’t give my given much thought to Southern Comfort since I have a few too many snakebite shots in my college days.
  • This cocktail is sweet, yet still balanced with the addition of ginger beer, and the distinct flavor of Southern Comfort doesn’t overpower the drink.
  • Instead, it blends with the rest of the ingredients to create a subtle punch-link flavor that’s really delicious.
Ingredients for a southern comfort cocktail.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • Southern Comfort – This is essential for a Southern Comfort cocktail, so swapping it out won’t work. If you have to swap it out, a flavored whiskey such as this honey whiskey would be your best choice.
  • Amaretto – You can swap the amaretto for another nut-based liqueur, such as Frangelico. You can also use orgeat or creme de noyaux.
  • Fresh lime juice – If you don’t have limes, you can use bottle lime juice or fresh lemon juice.
  • Grenadine – Store bought grenadine with food coloring while give you a better color in this cocktail, but homemade grenadine is always a great option.
  • Ginger beer – If you can’t find ginger beer, you can substitute a quality ginger ale.
Close up of a southern comfort cocktail garnished with a cherry and a orange wheel.

How to make southern comfort cocktails

Shake the cocktail. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Combine the Southern Comfort, amaretto and juices. Shake until cold.

Top with ginger beer. Strain the cocktail between two glasses filled with crushed ice. Fill the glasses the rest of the way with ginger beer.

Garnish and serve. Place an orange slice and maraschino cherry on a cocktail pick and add it to the cocktails before serving.

Two southern comfort cocktails in mason jar glasses, with a bottle of southern comfort in between them.

faqs about southern comfort cocktails

What is Southern Comfort drink made of?

Southern Comfort is a very unique type of whiskey, with a distinct spicy sweetness. It’s a little lighter on the alcohol content than traditional whiskey and makes a sweeter cocktail with a more subtle flavor.

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Southern Comfort Cocktail

Blended with amaretto and sweet fruit juices, then topped with ginger beer, this Southern Comfort cocktail is reminiscent of a retro party punch. Garnish with a fresh orange slice and maraschino cherry before serving.

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Whiskey
  • Method: Shaken

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces Southern Comfort
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 1 ounce ginger beer
  • For garnish: orange slice, maraschino cherry

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Combine the Southern Comfort, amaretto, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice and grenadine. Shake until cold.
  2. Divide cocktail between two cocktail glasses filled with ice. Top with ginger beer.
  3. Before serving, garnish with a orange slice and cherry.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 15.5 g
  • Sodium: 5.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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