Southern Driver
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Southern Driver
Cocktail recipe

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The Southern Driver is a refreshing cocktail that marries the smoothness of vodka with the rich warmth of whiskey, topped off with a generous portion of orange juice and a ... more The Southern Driver is a refreshing cocktail that marries the smoothness of vodka with the rich warmth of whiskey, topped off with a generous portion of orange juice and a hint of lime for a citrus kick. Served in a highball glass, this beverage presents a fusion of flavors that tickle the palate with a balance of spirit-forward notes and fruity freshness, making it an enjoyable choice for a leisurely sip on a sunny afternoon or a casual evening get-together.
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11.43% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Southern Driver

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First put ice into a highball glass and add vodka
Next add the Southern Comfort, then orange juice and a dash of lime
Stir and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Dash  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly stir the Southern Driver cocktail to ensure the ingredients are well-mixed?

To properly stir the Southern Driver, fill your highball glass about halfway with ice. Add the vodka, whiskey, lime cordial, and orange juice in the order listed. Use a long spoon to stir the cocktail gently but thoroughly, for about 20-30 seconds, ensuring the ingredients are well combined without diluting the drink too much.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Southern Driver to enhance its flavors?

The Southern Driver is best served in a highball glass over ice to keep it cold without diluting it too quickly. This presentation allows the flavors to mix well while providing a refreshing experience. Garnishing with a slice of orange or a lime wheel can add an aromatic appeal and enhance the citrus notes of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Southern Driver cocktail?

For the Southern Driver, citrus garnishes like a slice of orange, a lime wheel, or even a twist of lime peel work best. These garnishes complement the citrus flavors in the cocktail and add a vibrant visual appeal. You could also add a cherry for a touch of color and sweetness.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Southern Driver compare to other similar cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 11.43%, the Southern Driver is moderately strong, similar to other highball drinks like the Screwdriver, which also features vodka and orange juice but typically has a slightly higher alcohol percentage due to variations in the recipe. It's less potent than straight spirits, which usually have an alcohol content of around 40%, but stronger than many beer and wine options.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Southern Driver for a different taste profile?

Yes, you can make substitutions to tailor the Southern Driver to your taste. For a sweeter version, you might replace lime cordial with simple syrup or a splash of grenadine. If you prefer a stronger citrus flavor, consider adding a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. For a non-alcoholic version, omit the vodka and whiskey and replace them with additional orange juice or a non-alcoholic spirit alternative.

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