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Essential Southern Cocktail: Dark ’n Stormy

An easy-sipping taste of the tropics

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Light Dragoons Punch: A Cocktail for South Carolina

Too much of this heavy-artillery drink and you’ll need to call in the reinforcements

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Mississippi Punch: A Cocktail for Mississippi

A reliable recipe that has evolved over the decades

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Chatham Artillery Punch: A Cocktail for Georgia

An old concoction that can serve an army

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Rum Runner: A Cocktail for Florida

A tropical drink that brings the beach to you

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Yellow Hammer: A Cocktail for Alabama

The potent tailgate staple is pretty straightforward—like a run up the middle

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Wild Hog: A Cocktail for Arkansas

Its origins are unknown, but its appeal is well established

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Category Three

A drink to get you through the storm—and the cleanup

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A Devilish Coffee Milk Punch

Sharp flavors enhance a Crescent City classic

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20 of the South’s Best Rum Cocktail Recipes

From sippers to punches, here’s how to make the most of the popular spirit

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A Banana Daiquiri to Satisfy Your Wanderlust

Plus, the tastemakers India Hicks and David Flint Wood share refreshing hospitality ideas in a beautiful new book

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Punching Up the Harvey Wallbanger

Louisville’s High Horse doesn’t take its cocktails too seriously, as this big-batch spin on the modern classic makes clear

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Trader Vic’s Planter’s Punch

A sparkling take on an island classic.

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A Cocktail that “Tastes Like Vacation”

Charlotte’s Optimist Hall welcomes a sophisticated new cocktail bar—Billy Sunday. Get a sample of what they’re serving up with this refreshing drink

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Discover Cuba’s Other Rum Cocktail: El Presidente

Get to know an overlooked classic drink

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A Shot of Redemption

Jägermeister returns, newly respectable

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Classic West Indian Punch

Think of this history-steeped blend of sweetened tea and rum as a template— and then tweak it

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Champagne Punch

Bubbly enlivens a refreshing post-prohibition mix

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The Zombie: Classic Cocktail with a Southern Twist

This drink fueled the mid-twentieth-century tiki craze. But the original recipe was lost for decades—until a New Orleans cocktail historian decoded it

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Dark ’n Stormy: Classic Cocktails with a Southern Twist

The Bermudian blend of Gosling’s rum and ginger can cool down a summer beach day or warm-up a wintery night