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Celebrate the world champion New Orleans Saints football team with this incredible cocktail. Southern Comfort was first produced by Irish bartender Martin Wilkes Heron, the son of a boat-builder. Legend says it was created and sold at McCauley’s Tavern at the corner of Richard and St. Peter Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
2 ounces Southern Comfort
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 1/2 ounces Gran Gala liquor
1 ounce orange Curacao liquor
1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
3 ounces Abita root beer
lemon twist, for garnish
1. Fill a Collins glass with ice.
2. Add the juices and liquors, topping the drink with the Abita root beer.
3. Stir and garnish with a lemon twist.
Recipe courtesy of Stuart Gaudin & the bartenders at TJ Ribs, Baton Rouge, LA. Recipe and photo published in the October 2010 edition of Louisiana Cookin.