Southern Comfort, also known as SoCo, is a fruit-flavored liqueur originally created in New Orleans in the late 1800s. Southern Comfort originally used whiskey as a base spirit but has used grain alcohol for decades, only switching back to whiskey in 2016 when the brand was purchased by Sazerac. The original recipe called for vanilla bean, orange, lemon, cherry, cinnamon, cloves, and honey.
Southern Comfort Price List 2022
Below is the list of Southern Comfort prices along with ABV and bottle sizes:
|Southern Comfort Original 70||375ml||$6.99-$11.99||35%|
|Southern Comfort 100 Proof||750ml||$16.49-$20.69||50%|
|Southern Comfort Black||750ml||$16.39-$20.99||40%|
|Southern Comfort Black Cherry||750ml||$16.99-$24.99||35%|
|Southern Comfort Low Proof||750ml||$14.99||21%|
Southern Comfort Products
While Southern Comfort once manufactured numerous flavored varieties of their products, they were discontinued in 2016 when the brand was purchased by Sazerac. SoCo is now available at 21% ABV, 35% ABV, 40% ABV, and 50% ABV.
Southern Comfort branded eggnogs are available seasonally and regionally, but these products contain no alcohol.
Alternatives to SoCo at a Comparable Price
There really isn’t a solid alternative to Soco out there. However, you may want to try sweetening your favorite budget bourbon or rye with honey, spices, and fruit to approximate a homemade Southern Comfort. While Southern Comfort is often referred to as whiskey, it’s really not. There really aren’t any classic cocktails that call for it, so it isn’t essential for a home cocktail enthusiast. It is affordable and fine for mixing up shots at a frat party or barbecue, though.
Cocktails with Southern Comfort
- 1 oz Soco
- 1 oz Amaretto
- 1 oz Sloe Gin
- 2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
Shake, strain over ice, and garnish with an orange wedge and a cherry.
- 1 ½ oz Southern Comfort
- Lime Juice
- 1 ½ oz Cranberry Juice
Shake, strain up, Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh cranberries.
This drink can also be done as a shot.