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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Southern Comfort

It’s been a long week, and you’re dying for a break. Well, I have the perfect solution. Every Wednesday I will offer a drink to the viewers for “Whine Down Wednesdays.” You don’t have to wait until the weekend arrives to enjoy a great drink. Take a break and have a sip of A Taste of Heaven.

I've never had New Orleans Original Southern Comfort before, but I had the opportunity to try it over the holidays. The fruit flavored whiskey was originally known as “Cuffs and Buttons.” Martin Wilkes Heron, the creator, wanted to produce a smooth drink for his customers at McCauley's Saloon in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1889, he bottled Southern Comfort for the first time. Since the creation, Southern Comfort has earned a gold medal for taste and excellence at the St. Louis World’s Fair, and has been noted as New Orleans favorite whiskey. Today, there are over five different styles of the Southern Comfort on the market, but the original is considered the best.

FYI: Southern Comfort

FOOD TIP: In 1885, Martin Wilkes Heron (a.k.a. M.W.) changed "Cuffs and Buttons" to Southern Comfort.

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