Southern 75

Southern 75Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Start your party with Southern 75, a signature cocktail featuring bourbon, hard cider, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. For a dramatic presentation, garnish each drink with your choice of apple slices or a sprig of fresh rosemary.


Makes 3 1/2 cups
Total time: 3 Hours, 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 5 Minutes


1 cup bourbon
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 cups chilled hard cider (such as Angry Orchard)
Garnish: apple slices, lemon curls, or rosemary sprigs


Stir together bourbon, lemon juice, and powdered sugar in a pitcher until sugar dissolves (about 30 seconds). Cover and chill 3 hours. Divide among 8 Champagne flutes; top each with 1/4 cup chilled hard cider (such as Angry Orchard). Garnish, if desired.

Make-Ahead Tip: Mix together the first 3 ingredients of this twist on a classic French 75 up to 24 hours ahead.