Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Recipe

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Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Recipe

There is a popular legend that the Scarlett O’Hara cocktail was created soon after the film ended. The drink has enjoyed quite a bit of popularity over the years but in the 21st century, some of its appeal has faded. Depending on the amount of cranberry juice you add, you can make the cocktail tall or short. Varying the amount of lime juice will also give you the tart kick you prefer in the fruity cocktail.

Scarlett O’Hara recipes use cranberry juice in a variety of ways. You will find recipes that use little cranberry juice and others that use a lot. For this recipe add 1 1/2 ounces of each American Spirit and cranberry juice to 3/4 ounce of lime juice, mix 2 ounces of Southern Comfort with 12 ounces of cranberry juice and a splash of lime and shake well. This is great for a short glass and when shaken correctly, it can be an up-drink.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Recipe is 3 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Recipe is 237 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.


  • old fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz Southern Comfort
  • 2 to 4 oz cranberry juice (to taste)
  • lime wedge (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Add the Southern Comfort and lime juice in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice
  • Top it with cranberry juice. Stir well.
  • Use a lime wedge to garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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