Scarlett O’Hara, taking southern comfort

If you think the Cosmopolitan was the first cocktail to use cranberry juice, take a sip of this and think again. When the movie version of Gone With the Wind was released in 1939, people everywhere rushed to ride the film’s wave of success. The makers of Southern Comfort introduced this tart tribute to Tara’s belle.

Scarlett O’Hara
2 lime wedges
1 1/2 ounces Southern Comfort
Cranberry juice

Place ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass or tumbler and squeeze one lime wedge over the ice. Pour in Southern Comfort, fill with cranberry juice, stir, and garnish with the second wedge.

ScarlettOhara ingred

Tomorrow: Brewing near the Bermuda Triangle, a dark and stormy cocktail.

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