I do enjoy a cocktail from time to time, particularly on a Friday or Saturday night. Generally, I prefer Scotch. Though when we sat down to cocktail hour a few weeks ago, we were sadly lacking in my drink of choice and it was incumbent upon the husband to whip up a tasty alternative. He's the bartender, chez Diva.
While the scotch was in short supply - we were decidedly long, very long, on Southern Comfort. Odd too, because neither of us is a fan of So.Co. per se. My favorite neighbor moved out a while ago and gifted me with the contents of her liquor cabinet ... which included several bottles of both So.Co. and Segram's 7 ... she had done some work for Segram's and they must have paid her in booze! I don't like gin and wasn't in the mood for vodka - so Southern Comfort it was. But what to mix with it?
We don't drink soda and I'm not fond of juice ... but my fridge is always full of freshly brewed, iced green tea. A light bulb went off! The husband mixed the So.Co. with the cold green tea, added a splash of lemon and served it over lots of ice. Delicious! The tea really tempered the sweetness of the Southern Comfort and the flavors worked well together. An unexpected pairing to be sure, but it works. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you ...
The September 26th:
- freshly brewed green tea, chilled
- Souther Comfort
- large wedge of lemon
- 5 ice cubes
... named for the day on which it was created. You may note the garnish of sage leaves ... we were out of mint as well!
You'd do well to serve The September 26th with something salty - like nuts or olives - to balance the caramel notes of the drink. Really, its surprisingly good. Try it and let me know what you think.
Meanwhile, what's your drink of choice? Thirsty Diva wants to know!
Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday. Cheers!