Scarlet O’Hara

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The Scarlet O’Hara is a sweet and tart drink, perfect for after dinner. It’s popularity has declined in recent years, and it’s overdue for a revival.

Scarlet O’Hara drink recipe: Southern Comfort, lime, cranberry

There are several recipes available, but the one that’s considered best uses Southern Comfort, cranberry juice and lime. The overall effect with this drink is a blend of mellow peach and tart cranberry, with an exciting touch of citrus. Definitely one to sip and savor.


  • 2 ounces Southern Comfort
  • Dash of lime juice
  • 6 ounces cranberry juice
  • Garnish with a lime wedge

Pour the Southern Comfort, lime juice and cranberry juice into a shaker with ice, and shake well. Strain into a sour or Collins glass.

Other variations on this recipe use grenadine instead of cranberry juice or peach liqueur instead of Southern Comfort. Is it me, or does it just seem wrong to make a drink called the Scarlet O’Hara without using Southern Comfort?

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