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A friend asked me to make a drink that calls for southern comfort, which I dont have and dont really want to buy bottle of. Could I approximate it with some mix of bourbon and peach liqueur?

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A friend asked me to make a drink that calls for southern comfort, which I dont have and dont really want to buy bottle of. Could I approximate it with some mix of bourbon and peach liqueur?

 

You can probably get pretty close...not many folks drink SoCo for the flavor. You might want to add a dash of something with a bit of orange flavor, as well (Cointreau, Triple Sec, etc.). Alternately, pick up a bottle of Sweet Lucy.


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What's the drink? eta: Can your friend provide the SoCo? It's a bit much to ask you to make a drink and expect you to buy something just for that purpose.


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Maybe infuse the bourbon with peach bubblegum for a while? I seem to recall SoCo having a bubblegum like flavor. Though I cannot say it is something I have ever ingested while in full possession of my decision making faculties...

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In fact an Alabama Slammer was the drink she wanted. She wasn't pushing it, just a drink she likes and it was an informal get together. I steered her towards something else, introducing her to a new drink that she liked. However, its also equally fun to me to make someone exactly what they want.

 

Thanks Dan, Ive got Cherry Heering, I'll try your suggestion next time there's a need for Soco.

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That Alabama Slammer order was followed by a ... you guessed it ... Long Island Ice Tea order. I used Ramazzotti and seltzer for the cola.


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Cherry Heering's probably the closest match for whatever they add to SoCo, but for a different taste sensation, one of the folks at Death and Co., I believe, updated the amaretto sour by adding bourbon to the recipe, and I can attest that bourbon and good amaretto make good partners, so long as you don't mind the extra sweetness.

 

The LI iced tea?  No way to make that taste like anything special!


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Cherry Heering's probably the closest match for whatever they add to SoCo, but for a different taste sensation, one of the folks at Death and Co., I believe, updated the amaretto sour by adding bourbon to the recipe

Something like this?

 


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The LI iced tea?  No way to make that taste like anything special!

 

I don't know about "anything special," but both Jeffrey Morgenthaler (he of the upgraded Amaretto Sour above) and Giuseppe González came up with similar ways to salvage the LI Iced Tea (i.e., fresh juice, thoughtfully selected spirits, a total ABV that won't put you under). I don't really care for the Coke floats though. 


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