The Scarlett O’Hara

24 Dec

Scarlett O'Hara

The twelve cocktails of Christmas
#5: The Scarlett O’Hara

Cranberry juice is the reason the Scarlett O’Hara makes my Christmas cocktail list – plus it’s very tasty. It’s also a good way to use up any Southern Comfort you may have lurking at the back of your drinks cabinet.

Like a surprising number of people, I had an unfortunate early encounter with Southern Comfort that left me unable to even smell the stuff without feeling queasy. When we discovered the Scarlett O’Hara a couple of years ago, it was the first time I enjoyed – or had even tasted Southern Comfort – since I was a teenager.

  • 2 parts Southern Comfort
  • 2 parts cranberry juice
  • 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
  1. Add the Southern Comfort, cranberry juice and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously then pour into glasses.


2 Responses to “The Scarlett O’Hara”

  1. Jess December 24, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Dad and Margo have a little figure decanter that they would fill with SC and my memory of the smell was one of pleasure but I suppose I never had an unfortunate encounter with it!

    • Andrea December 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

      One day I loved the stuff, the next…!

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