Once again Southern Comfort is mixing it up to add a new flavor to the stable. Last time we chatted I reviewed their Fiery Pepper collaboration with Tabasco and loved it. It was a great mix of heat and sweet that I use frequently to give my friends a kick. Now they are going after cherry lovers with Bold Black Cherry.
I need to say, you better really love cherry if you plan to dig into the bottle straight. The flavor is super sweet and a depending on your tastes, may be a little too heavy to enjoy on the rocks. This is a liquor best suited for mixing into cherry creations of which there are many. With the SoCo brand being available nearly everywhere, it shouldn’t be hard to request a few new variations from your local drink slinger.
The most obvious pairing here is SoCo and cola. I gave this combo a trial run, it mixed really well with Coke Zero to provide a Cherry Coke with a kick. This is a pairing I could see really taking off to oppose other liquor and Coke combinations. Don’t get boxed in though, there are many other ways to enjoy it.
Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry will be available across the United States as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland. Each bottle will be 70 proof with a suggested retail price of $16.99 for a 750ml bottle.
SoCo Traditional Cherry Cola
- 1 oz. Southern Comfort® Bold Black Cherry
- 3/4 oz. Pomegrante juice
Garnish: Cherry & Lemon wedge
Fill glass with cubed ice. Pour in Southern Comfort® Bold Black Cherry. Add pomegranate juice, top up with cola and garnish with lemon wedge.
SoCo Bold Black Cherry Manhattan
- 2 1/4 oz. Southern Comfort® Bold Black Cherry
- 3/4 oz. Sweet vermouth
- Dash of bitters
Method: Shake with ice
SoCo Cherry Squeeze
- 1 1/2 oz. Southern Comfort® Bold Black Cherry
- 1/2 oz. Orange juice
- 3 oz. Lemon-lime soda
Method: Pour over ice & stir
Garnish: Cherry & orange wheel
SoCo Chocolate Covered Cherry
- 1 1/4 oz. Southern Comfort® Bold Black Cherry
- 1/2 oz. Dark crème de cocoa
Method: Shake & strain with ice