Saturday, January 29

A Sip of Southern

Fiddle dee dee! I just love this little ol' drink named after Miss Scarlett O' Hara. After the release of Gone With the Wind, Southern Comfort decided to shake up a cocktail that's one part sweet, one part spicy. Just like Miss Scarlett herself. Popular in college bars as a shot, the Scarlett O' Hara is best left to sipping for those of us who prefer our libations "adult". Why, just like her character, Miss Scarlett is mighty cunning and will sneak up on you after one or two. Preferably, this cocktail is best served right after the final pages of Miss Mitchell's classic and frankly, my dear, after reading that Southern saga, you're going to give a damn...and need a drink.

Scarlett O' Hara
1 1/2 ounces Southern Comfort
1 1/2 ounces Cranberry Juice
1/2 ounce Rose's Lime Juice or more to taste
{Rose's is a sweetened Key lime juice. Use it instead of regular lime juice, which can be too tart}
Garnish with a lime wheel or maraschino cherry

Pour all ingredients except the garnish into a cocktail shaker filled with ice; mix well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Add the garnish.

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