The Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail has been around since the late 1950s, but the exact origins of the drink are unknown. The most accepted story is that it was created by a bartender in New Orleans, who named it after the famous character from the 1939 film, Gone With the Wind. The drink quickly became a classic, and today it is one of the most popular cocktails in the South.
The Scarlet O’Hara is a light, fruity cocktail that is both sweet and tart. It is usually served in a collins glass, and it is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. The drink is traditionally made with southern comfort whiskey, but there are many variations that use different types of alcohol, such as gin, rum, or even tequila.
The classic recipe for a Scarlet O’Hara is as follows:
- 2 ounces southern comfort
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- Fill a collins glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the southern comfort, cranberry juice, orange juice, and lime juice.
- Stir the drink with a bar spoon until all the ingredients are combined.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.
This is the classic recipe for the Scarlet O’Hara, but there are many variations that you can make. For a sweeter, more tropical version, you can replace the southern comfort with light rum and add a splash of pineapple juice. You can also use tequila instead of southern comfort for a more complex flavor.
If you are looking for a non-alcoholic version of the Scarlet O’Hara, you can replace the whiskey with sparkling water or club soda. You can also add a splash of grenadine for a sweeter flavor.
No matter which version you make, the Scarlet O’Hara is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that is sure to be a hit. So the next time you are in the mood for a fruity drink, grab some southern comfort, cranberry juice, orange juice, and lime juice and make a Scarlet O’Hara!
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