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Have you ever wanted to drink something out of your head?  That sounds weird…let me try again. Have you ever wanted to drink something out of a mug shaped like your face? I know I have.  Ok, I feel like this is something that could get pretty existential pretty quick…Southern Comfort is having a bad ass competition ( Go Drink Yourself) where you make some kind of crazy drink on their website and you can win a mug that looks like your head.

Though, before we go any further–holy shit, have you seen their website?  Some web designer out there did an incredible job.  It’s all web 2.0 and shit.

Personally, I haven’t had SoCo in a pretty long time.  Their Go Drink Yourself competition was a nice reason to up my SoCo game and practice my mixology skills.  I tried a few different combinations other SoCo fans had posted to get started, but I quickly ran into trouble when trying to mix my own drink.  The first rule of the competition disqualifies most of what I tried to make “Recipe creation must be original, creative and consumable.”  I should probably leave new cocktails up to the professionals.  

The first cocktail I tried is called the Scarlet O’Hara.  The Scarlet O’Hara is a nice drink…it’s probably not something I’d order in public, because it’s sort of girly, but in the privacy of my own home I’m totally open to getting down with it.

The Scarlet O’Hara 

– 1.5 oz SoCo (Get the 100 proof SoCo ya turkey)

– 2 oz cranberry juice

– 1.5 oz club soda

– a little bit of lime juice

Shake that mother fucker.

serve it in a rocks glass with some ice cubes

It’s a solid drink.

Ok, the Scarlet O’Hara is a fun drink….but hold on to your butts for the monstrosity I threw together.  I wanted something that was weird and innovative.  We at boozeblogger put our heads together and thought, “Hey, it would be cool if we could make a drink that tasted like a Mexican restaurant!”  Well, dear readers, we made something….pretty gross.

(for the love of God don’t make this…)

The Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell

– 1.5 oz SoCo

– 2.0 oz Coke

– Squirt of Siracha

– Squirt of lime juice

shake it and serve in a rocks glass.

Ok, so don’t make this…you wouldn’t be dumb enough to do it anyways.  It’s interesting for maybe, like, one sip and then you just want to vomit.  The first rule of alcohol tasting is always engaging nostalgically with a drink: what does this drink remind you of?  Our cocktail reminds me of a gross spicy taco pizza.

All of these shenanigans aside, SoCo is a fun liqueur with a wide possibility for delicious drinks and good times.  Take a look at some of the most popular cocktails on their site right now!