Southern Kitchen | 6 fancy cocktails you can make with Southern sodas

While a Jack & Coke is certainly serviceable – maybe even a bit nostalgic – it’s fair to say it's not the most complex or sophisticated of cocktails. So we reached out to a few Southern bartenders and beverage experts of various types, and got a few tips and tricks to give soda drinks mixed with alcohol a modern makeover.

 Photo Credit: Megan Roth

Photo Credit: Megan Roth

Coca-Cola, Cheerwine and Blenheim Ginger Ale are all quintessentially Southern sodas that were our favorite refreshing summer drinks in childhood, and often turned into our go-to cocktail mixers in early adulthood. But what's the secret to turning them into something enjoyable with the addition of alcohol?