Southern Winter Cup
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Southern Winter Cup
Cocktail recipe

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Move over mulled wine and make way for The Southern Winter Cup, the ultimate winter warmer this Christmas. Expert cocktail mixologist Giles Looker has created a zingy mix of Southern ... more Move over mulled wine and make way for The Southern Winter Cup, the ultimate winter warmer this Christmas. Expert cocktail mixologist Giles Looker has created a zingy mix of Southern Comfort, cider, cinnamon and lemon. This delicious blend of festive flavours will ensure you are mixing the perfect drink this Christmas. Go on, add a twist of New Orleans and inject some Southern style to your party.
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Whiskey
Garnish
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Lemon, cinnamon
Alcohol content
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7.26% | 12.2 units *
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Hot

Irish glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Southern Winter Cup

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour Southern Comfort into a pan and add cider, apple juice and sugar
Add a squeeze of lemon and Angostura bitters
Gently heat the pan but do not boil
Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and a cinnamon stick and serve
~ Recipe is enough for six glasses. ~

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

·  Bitters  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How can I ensure the Southern Winter Cup is served at the right temperature?

To serve the Southern Winter Cup at the ideal temperature, warm the Irish glass before pouring the hot mixture into it. You can warm the glass by rinsing it with hot water beforehand. This helps in maintaining the hot temperature of the cocktail, enhancing its flavors. Ensure the ingredients are heated together gently over low heat until hot but not boiling, to preserve the alcohol content and flavors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the whiskey in a Southern Winter Cup with another type of alcohol?

Yes, if you prefer a different type of alcohol, you can substitute whiskey with dark rum or brandy. Both alternatives complement the warm, fruity flavors of the cocktail well and offer a similar warming effect. However, keep in mind that the substitution might slightly alter the original taste profile of the Southern Winter Cup.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Southern Winter Cup to guests?

The Southern Winter Cup is best served in pre-warmed Irish glasses to keep it hot. Since it's a communal cocktail, consider serving it in a large pot or slow cooker on a low setting to keep it warm throughout your gathering. Provide a ladle for easy serving, and set out additional Irish glasses so guests can serve themselves.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Southern Winter Cup?

The Southern Winter Cup, with its warm and comforting profile, is particularly suitable for cold weather gatherings, holiday parties, or winter outdoor events. It's a great choice for any occasion where a warm, communal drink can add to the festive spirit, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or winter solstice celebrations.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Southern Winter Cup compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 7.26%, the Southern Winter Cup has a relatively lower alcohol volume compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a typical Margarita or Martini might have an alcohol content ranging from 20-30%. The Southern Winter Cup's lower alcohol content makes it a more mellow option, suitable for prolonged sipping during social gatherings.

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