If your idea of a great holiday cocktail means fresh ingredients in a spot known for its hyper-local approach, look no further than the bar at Lafayette’s Social Southern where mixologist Lyndsey Darbonne is turning out expertly crafted cocktails year-round and has a few new tricks up her sleeve for the winter months.
Her newest creation, aptly named First Frost, uses coconut milk and cinnamon, finished off with simple syrup, Buffalo Trace whiskey, and a touch of Grand Marnier.
“I wanted to try something different with the coconut. I think it adds a nice texture and a rich taste,” says Lyndsey.
Lyndsey believes the dessert cocktail would be an appropriate ending to any meal, but she recommends pairing it with house favorite Brick Oven Chicken with seasonal vegetables or the ever-popular Steak and Frites. Either way, Social Southern’s festive plates and warm atmosphere make it a must-stop during the holidays.