Southern Drinks Recipes

Find recipes for signature Southern drinks, including sweet tea, mint julep, bourbon drinks, sazerac cocktails, and the classic hurricane.

Staff Picks

Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Peaches are incredibly delicious, especially caramelized on the grill and muddled with your favorite bourbon, grilled lemon, and mint. Strain over ice, make a toast to good times, and enjoy this totally smashing summer refreshment with a good friend.

Sweet Lime Iced Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 104
What's more Southern than sweet iced tea? I've lived in Florida all my life, yet I'm not a huge fan of the overly sweet iced tea that is popular here in the South. My grandma has made this version for as long as I can remember and it is the BEST!! Not too sweet, and not too bitter...and the fresh lime juice u002du002d- amazing!!!

Easy Cajun Bloody Mary

Rating: 4 stars 6
This is a no-frills, bare-bones recipe created during hurricane season one year when we didn't have all of the traditional ingredients, such as the celery stalk or olives. We all loved it, and it's been our go-to recipe since. It's spicy and strong, just like us Southern women.

Alcohol-Free Mint Julep

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
An alcohol FREE mint julep for you non-drinkers out there.... now you don't have to drink water and can enjoy the classic mint julep with a slight twist while watching the Kentucky Derby!

Hurricane Jessica

Rating: 5 stars 2
Fruity, sweet, a bit of tang and a whole lot of 'another one of these please!'

Hilton Head Iced Tea

Rating: 5 stars 2
Similar to Long Island iced tea, but with a mule kick. Great for hot and humid days.n If you are the cook, save yours for after the biscuits come out of the oven or the steaks off the grill.

Mint Julep Iced Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Grandma's mint julep iced tea recipe is a fabulous summertime drink.

Mint Juleps

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses insteadu002du002djust use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.

Smooth Sweet Tea

Rating: 5 stars 1481
Refreshingly cold, classic Southern sweet tea, perfect for hot summer days!
By cookincode3

The Real Rum Runner

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Tropical cocktail made with fruit juice, banana liquor, rum, and grenadine.

Good Ol' Alabama Sweet Tea

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
This sweet tea is found in houses, churches, and cafes all over the great state of Alabama. If you're north of the Mason-Dixon, you've NEVER had tea this good! Fresh-squeezed lemon, lime, or orange juice can be added for an extra flavor.
By LOVECATS2001

Sex with an Alligator

Rating: 4 stars 8
Sex with an alligator contains coconut rum, melon liquor, pineapple juice, raspberry liquor, and Jagermeister. It's sweet and satisfying!
By DR_S
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Inspiration and Ideas

Lynchburg Lemonade
Rating: Unrated 20
Lemon-lime soda is spiked with whiskey, triple sec and a dash of sweet and sour mix. This was given to me by my aunt, it's divine!
Hurricane I
Rating: Unrated 75
Super tropical drink that needs to be served in a hurricane glass!
Southern Boiled Custard
Rating: 4.5 stars 63

A wonderful winter beverage that is part custard, and part heaven. Don't be afraid to try this recipe using almond or rum flavoring instead of the traditional vanilla extract.