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What to Mix With Southern Comfort: 10 Ideas To Try Now (2023)

Last Updated on January 3, 2023 by Lydia Martin

If you’re looking for a sweet well-crafted beverage—Southern Comfort could save the day.

This spirit-flavored liqueur is ready to unleash its fruitiness and make an impressive drink. 

The touch of sweetness of Southern Comfort blends perfectly with any mixer.

But here are the best options on what to mix with Southern Comfort with simple recipes you can try at home.

Top 10 Best Mixers For Southern Comfort

10. Pineapple Juice

Pineapple Juice on a Glass Drink Dispenser

Quick Description: This pineapple juice and Southern Comfort combination create a Honolulu Cooler cocktail drink.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Southern Comfort
  • 4oz Pineapple juice
  • ½oz Lime juice 

Instructions: Fill a highball glass with ice. Add lime juice and Southern Comfort, then pour the pineapple juice on top and stir.

Serving: 1

9. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry Juice on a Pitcher and Glass

Quick Description: Mixing Southern Comfort with cranberry and little lime makes a fruity and tart Scarlett O’Hara cocktail. 

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Southern Comfort
  • 4oz Cranberry juice
  • ½oz Lime juice 

Instructions: In a Collins glass with ice, pour Southern Comfort and lime juice, and top with cranberry juice. Stir well, then serve. 

Serving: 1

8. Lemon Juice

A Glass of Lemon Juice

Quick Description: This cocktail is sweet and tangy, with the citrus flavors of the lemon juice complementing the smooth and slightly fruity taste of the Southern Comfort.

If you prefer a more tart drink, you can adjust the proportions of the lemon juice to your taste.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2½oz Southern Comfort Black
  • 1oz Lemon juice
  • 1oz Simple syrup

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, strain it into a glass and enjoy.

Serving: 1

7. Lemon-Lime Soda

A Glass of Lemon-Lime Soda

Quick Description: Make a quick drink called Comfort Collins with your favorite lemon-lime soda and Southern Comfort.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1½oz Southern Comfort 
  • 3-4oz Lemon-Lime soda
  • 1pc Lime wedge

Instructions: Add Southern Comfort in an ice-fille highball glass, pour the soda, squeeze the lime over the drink, and enjoy.

Serving: 1

6. Milk & Ice Cream

Milk & Ice Cream on a Wooden Table

Quick Description: Create a creamy Southern Milkshake with Southern Comfort, milk, and ice cream.

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Southern Comfort 100
  • 1cup Milk
  • 2scoops Ice Cream (Vanilla)

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in the blender, add ice, then blend until smooth. Pour the milkshake into a glass and add a caramel drizzle or ice cream scoop.

Serving: 1

5. Orange Juice

Orange Juice on a Glasses and Pitcher

Quick Description: Southern Comfort and orange juice with amaretto and red liqueur-like sloe gin [1] make a classic Alabama Slammer cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Southern Comfort
  • 2oz Orange juice
  • 1oz Amaretto
  • 1oz Sloe gin

Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, then strain it into a highball glass with ice.

Serving: 1

4. Ginger Beer

Homemade Ginger Beer

Quick Description: With ginger beer, you can create a Southern Mule—a Southern Comfort twist on a classic Moscow Mule.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Southern Comfort Black
  • 3oz Ginger Beer

Instructions: Pour Southern Comfort into a highball glass filled with ice, then top with ginger beer. Finish with optional mint leaves on top.

Serving: 1

3. Coca Cola

Close Up Shot of Coca Cola Bottle

Quick Description:

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Southern Comfort
  • 3-4oz Coca-Cola

Instructions: In a Collins glass with ice, add Southern Comfort and top it with Coca-Cola. Stir and garnish with an optional lime wedge.

Serving: 1

2. Strawberry Margarita Mix

man holding a glass of strawberry margarita mix

Quick Description: Make a cold and refreshing Frozen Strawberry Margarita cocktail with strawberry Margarita mix and Southern Comfort.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Southern Comfort
  • 4oz Strawberry Margarita mix

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a blender, add ice, then blend until it’s slushy. Pour into a cocktail glass, and serve with optional strawberries on top.

Serving: 1

1. Lemonade

Glass of Lemonade

Quick Description: A homemade lemonade with Southern Comfort creates a sweet and tart Southern Lemonade cocktail.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Southern Comfort
  • 3-4oz Lemonade

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Stir well and serve with optional lemon slices.

Serving: 1

FAQs 

What is the best way to drink Southern Comfort?

Southern Comfort is good to drink straight or savor over ice, but its potent flavor is best for mixing in cocktails.

What soda mixes well with Southern Comfort?

Club soda and other flavored sodas such as Coca-Cola and lemon-lime soda mix well with Southern Comfort.

Is Southern Comfort a spirit or liqueur?

Southern Comfort is a liqueur. It’s a naturally fruit-flavored whiskey in which the dominant fruit is apricot. [2]

In Conclusion

Southern Comfort is comfortably different from other liqueurs.

From fruit juices to ginger beer and sodas, you can mix, blend, or shake any mixers you like to make a cocktail.

The only rule to making Southern Comfort cocktails is to follow your taste preference, or you can start blending with one of the best mixers above. 

Once you’ve tried one of these Southern Comfort cocktail recipes, you’ll certainly ask for another glass. 

References: 

  1. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sloe%20gin# 
  2. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/southern-comfort-soco_n_5958814 

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