How to Make Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail

Scarlet O’Hara is the famous name of the main female protagonist of the famed novel and film ‘Gone with the Wind’. Scarlet was a southern belle if there ever was one, inspiration that can be found in the drink’s base ingredient – Southern Comfort. This delicious liqueur makes for a wonderful mixed drink to be enjoyed on a warm summer day.

Scarlet O’Hara is a delectable and sweet drink, and is usually taken after dinner. There are various recipes available for making this beverage, but the one that is believed to be the best, is a mixture of Southern Comfort, lime and cranberry juice.

Preparation time: 2 to 5 minutes
Serving size: 01
Utensils: Shot glass, Spoon or Stir stick, Cocktail shaker


– Southern Comfort (2 oz)
– Cranberry juice
– lime juice and lime wedge for garnish
– Ice


  • 1

    Strain it

    Mix lime juice, cranberry juice and southern comfort into a shaker, along with ice. The ice should be finely crushed. The longer you will move the shaker, more chilled will be your drink. Continuously strain it into a Collins glass or a sour. You can use grenadine, in case you do not have cranberry juice. Besides, peach liqueur can also be used instead of Southern Comfort.

  • 2

    Liquor and Lime

    Pour the Southern Comfort into the glass and squeeze a bit of lime juice into the liquor. Lime makes the drink exotic.

  • 3

    Add Juice

    Pour cranberry juice into the glass until it is almost filled and stir the ingredients well.

  • 4


    Garnish with a lime wedge and serve this southern belle. Enjoy the pleasing and exotic taste of Scarlet O'Hara Cocktail.

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