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DIY Southern Comfort

This homemade version of Southern Comfort leaves out the sugar that weighs down the store-bought version, leaving only the mixture of spices and tart fruit in this dry spirit perfect for mixing. Try it in a Sweet Home Alabama Slammer bubble tea cocktail or in any classic recipe that calls for SoCo like the Sloe Comfortable Screw.

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1 750-mL bottle Kin White Whiskey
2 vanilla beans
20 Dried Cherries, split
4 Dried Apricots, split
1 tsp Coriander
1 tsp Cloves
3 Ceylon Cinnamon Sticks
1 tsp Pink Peppercorns
1 Star Anise Pod
1 quarter Orange
1 quarter Lemon


  • Add all ingredients to a large container.
  • Infuse for at least 72 hours.
  • Strain and store at room temperature until ready to use.