soup & a southern 75

Sunday means dinner at my parents. Rain or shine. #sundayscaries or a scary hangover. But as we are spending 4 out of 7 meals together in the next week, we decided to take a rare rain check. Perfect, because all I wanted to do on this rainy Sunday was make soup, camp out in front of the fire, and read the latest issue of Garden & Gun. I wanted something that would be fast–my DVR was full. Something tasty–my taste buds are in overdrive on Sundays. And something semi-healthy before Thanksgiving–i.e. more kale than heavy cream. So this creamy chicken tortellini soup with kale from was the answer. At this point, it’s pretty much a staple in our house, but it never disappoints. Even better, it paired perfectly with a Southern 75–which I happened to stumble upon while reading G&G. With IPA and bourbon as the two main ingredients, I knew it’d be an instant winner and it might even get me a foot rub without my shameless, nightly begging. IMG_0020


6 oz. India Pale Ale 2 oz. bourbon 3/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice 1/2 oz. demerara syrup (or simple syrup)


Pour the beer into a chilled glass. In a cocktail shaker, combine the bourbon, lemon juice, and demerara syrup with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the bourbon mixture into the beer and garnish with a lemon twist.

Soup and southern 75–and a foot rub–the perfect rainy sunday.


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