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Pink Dogwood


For Cocktail

2 ounces Homemade Southern Comfort (recipe follows)

1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 ounce Cointreau

1/2 ounce simple syrup

3/4 ounce cranberry juice

Homemade Southern Comfort

1 (750 ml bottle) higher proof bourbon

1 vanilla bean, split

4 whole cloves

1/4 orange, cut into chunks

1/2 peach, cut into chunks

1 cinnamon stick


  For cocktailCombine all ingredients in shaker, fill with ice, shake, and strain over fresh ice. For homemade Southern Comfort: Pour bourbon into sealable wide-mouthed container, such as a Mason jar. Add remaining ingredients, and steep covered for 5 to 7 days. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve, then return it to jar, discarding all fruits and spices.