How to Make a Tallulah Cocktail

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How to Make a Tallulah Cocktail shows you how to make the perfect tailgating drink!  Wesley has taken this classic Southern libation and made it into something really amazing.

I mean how can you go wrong with Coca-Cola, Peanuts and Whiskey?  

Hello?  Start with an easy-to-make peanut syrup (called an orgeat) the morning of when you plan to serve (or even earlier), and then the assembly is super easy.

a rocks glass filled with a Tallulah Cocktail sitting next to peanuts and a bottle of Coca-Cola.

Such a surprisingly delicious drink!  Sure to please without a doubt!  Woo hoo!

How to Make a Tallulah Cocktail

A Tallulah Cocktail is an amazing mix of cola, peanuts, and whiskey. Talk about the perfect game-day drink! Start the peanut mix (which is called an orgreat) at least 6 hours before you need to serve (it lasts for up to 2 weeks in the fridge). This is such an unusual, but really awesome drink!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: Cola, Peanuts, Whiskey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 1333kcal



  • 2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts
  • cups sugar
  • cups water
  • 1 oz brandy can use vodka instead


  • 1.5 oz. whiskey
  • Cola for topping off drink



  • Pulverize peanuts (a food processor works very well).
  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves.
  • Allow to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add peanuts and simmer over low heat for another 3 minutes.
  • Gradually increase heat until near boiling.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 6 hours (up to 24).
  • Strain through cheesecloth (or fine mesh sieve), discarding peanuts.
  • Add brandy (or vodka), stir to combine.


  • Add ice to rocks glass
  • Add 1.5 ounces (1 shot) or orgeat.
  • Add the whisky and top with cola.
  • Stir until combined.


Calories: 1333kcal | Carbohydrates: 300g | Sodium: 18mg | Sugar: 299g
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