Toast to cicadas with Southern Comfort SoCada cocktail

Toast to cicadas with Southern Comfort SoCada cocktail , photo provided by Southern Comfort
Toast to cicadas with Southern Comfort SoCada cocktail , photo provided by Southern Comfort /

That buzzing sound is starting to amplify as the Brood X cicadas are ready to emerge and this Southern Comfort SoCada cocktail will be toasting this special event. Whether people are hoping to drown out the hum of these creatures or ready to toast the long-awaited return, this cocktail will have everyone talking.

Did you know that one type of cicada is called a whiskey drinker? Although it is likely that an insect is actually walking up bar and enjoying a drink, that nickname has inspired a few cocktails.

According to Difford’s Guide, the Cicada Cocktail is a bourbon whiskey cocktail with amaretto, cream and sugar. While it is unclear why this cocktail relates to the cicadas, it looks like a nice sweet cocktail to enjoy while sitting on the couch and avoiding the rise of the Brood X.

Ready to sip on a Southern Comfort SoCada cocktail for the Brood X cicadas?

In honor of this environmental event, Southern Comfort has created both a special cocktail and a Spotify playlist for the occasion. While people can debate the music on the playlist, the cocktail is one that might be a great sipper for the entire summer.

Looking at the cocktail, the visual is quite fun. Even if you can’t make the perfect twist, these simple garnishes can be mastered by any amateur mixologist. And, if you don’t want to say that this cocktail is about an insect, say it is a cousin of baby Yoda.

Although the cocktail appearance is only part of the panache, the reality is that the cocktail is a touch sweet. Even though the orange juice is bright, the grenadine has the sweetness. And, don’t forget the seltzer, soda water or even club soda. That bubbly element is needed to light up the drink.

Southern Comfort SoCada cocktail
Southern Comfort SoCada cocktail, photo provided by Southern Comfort /

Here’s how to make Southern Comfort SoCada

  • 1 1/2 oz (3 parts) Southern Comfort Black
  • 1/2 oz (1 part) Grenadine syrup
  • 3 oz (6 parts) Orange juice
  • Splash of soda water or seltzer

Garnish with two cherries and two orange wedges (to represent eyes and wings, embracing the distinctive and special colors of Brood X!)

Truthfully, this cocktail stands as a reminder that any special event can have a specialty cocktail. From appearance to flavor, applying a theme can be easy. Although some people do not need an excuse to have a cocktail, many people can find one.

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What is your favorite themed cocktail? Are you thinking about trying this one?