Facts and information about this famous liqueur drink
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Facts and Information about the Southern Comfort Liqueur
Southern Comfort is an American liqueur flavored with fruit (notably peach), spice including cinnamon and vanilla together with whiskey. The alcoholic drink Southern Comfort is a liqueur. Southern Comfort is flavored with fruit, spice and whiskey. Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic drinks which are flavoured with a variety of different ingredients and come in a variety of different colors. The word 'liqueur' derives from the Latin word 'liquifacere' which means to melt or dissolve - the flavorings used to make liqueurs are dissolved.
Information about Southern Comfort
Liqueurs are flavored with a whole variety of different ingredients! These ingredients include fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, nuts, roots, plants, barks, eggs and cream. The following list details the main ingredients of Southern Comfort together with other info about this famous liqueur.
- Main ingredients of Southern Comfort - fruit, spice including cinnamon and vanilla together with whiskey.
- Country of origin - US
- Color - Clear
Additional background information about Southern Comfort
Additional background information about Southern Comfort:
- Southern Comfort is often referred to as 'SoCo'
- The company was founded by Martin Wilkes "M.W" Heron in 1874
- "M.W" was originally a bartender who worked in New Orleans
How to serve the Southern Comfort Liqueur
Liqueurs are made in nearly every country of the world and come in a variety of different flavors and colors. This makes every liqueur drink, such as Southern Comfort, an extremely versatile drink. Liqueurs can be served:
- Straight up - Perfect as after dinner drinks and usually served at room temperature
- On the rocks - If a cold drink is preferred liqueurs can be chilled and served over ice cubes or mixed with crushed ice
- Served with coffee
- Liqueurs can be mixed with cream or other mixers to create some really good and extremely colorful cocktails
Rainbow Liqueur Drinks - Floating Liqueurs
Ever wondered how bartenders create those unusual rainbow effects when making cocktails? They use a method called 'Floating liqueurs' which is achieved by 'floating' a measure of liqueur in a glass by pouring it slowly over an inverted spoon or down a glass rod on top of previous layers. This creates a rainbow effect in a glass when using different colored liqueurs or cordials. Liqueurs are sometimes referred to as Cordials, which causes some confusion. In America a cordial mean a sweet, syrup like alcoholic beverage. However, in the UK a cordial means a non-alcoholic, sweet, syrupy drink!
Quantities and Proportions of ingredients in Southern Comfort cocktail drinks
Quantities of ingredients tend to cause confusion - no problem, just use the correct proportions of each ingredient to create the best authentic & original Southern Comfort cocktail recipe! You can use a thimble, cup or even a pitcher ( if you are making this recipe for a group or a crowd ) when you make a cocktail! The following simple guidelines will also help with the different quantities referred to in other cocktail recipes:
- 1 oz (ounce) equals 2 tbsp (tablespoons) or 3 cl (centilitres)
- 30ml equals 1 oz
- 1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons) or 1½ oz (ounces) or 45 ml (millilitres)
- 1 cup equals 8 oz (ounces) or 24 cl (centilitres) or 240 ml (millilitres)