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Monday, September 1, 2008

Southern Comfort


This weekend I rediscovered a really refreshing grown-up cocktail. This drink used to be one of my favorites, and then I must have somehow forgotten about it. But while I was shopping on Saturday morning, I spotted a bottle of Southern Comfort in the store and remembered my old favorite, Scarlett O'Hara.

This is a drink that if ordered in a bar in Ohio, the bartender will say, "Huh?" But when Doug and I were on our honeymoon in Williamsburg, Virginia, I asked for it by its contents (Southern Comfort, cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime on ice) and the old southern gentleman waiting on us said, "Yes ma'am, that's a Scarlett O'Hara ma'am." Gotta love it.

A Scarlett O'Hara is light and sweet, but not at all syrupy. It has a tiny kick -- just enough to keep you coming back for more. I believe this will be the house drink for football season.

Scarlett O'Hara

2 oz. Southern Comfort
100% cranberry juice
lime wedge

Fill a highball glass with ice.
Pour Southern Comfort over ice and fill glass with
cranberry juice. Squeeze the lime into the glass and put lime on top of ice. Stir.


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