The Scarlett O’Hara Southern Comfort® Cocktail Recipe

The Scarlett O’Hara Southern Comfort Cocktail is a refreshing summer sipper, made with Southern Comfort, cranberry juice and lime.

My first “real” job out of college was working for Brown-Forman – the makers of Jack Daniel’s and until 2016, Southern Comfort.  It was the perfect job—by day I drove around in my company car, armed with a feather duster, a box cutter and stacks of point-of-sale –but several nights a week I “had” to make bar calls.  In other words, I’d go to bars and buy people drink – I was pretty popular when I showed up. 🙂

The Scarlett O’Hara cocktail was one of the first bar promotions I remember working.

Give Southern Comfort a Try

Dark Spirits vs. Light Spirits

Light spirits like vodka, rum, and tequila have overshadowed more traditional dark spirits like bourbon in recent years.  Southern Comfort, being a dark spirit also declined in popularity but this is a spirit that needs a second look.  It’s a complex mixer that adds great flavor to lemonade or fruit juice.

Southern Comfort History

Southern Comfort is an American whiskey-flavored liqueur with fruit (primarily peaches) and spice. The brand was created by a New Orleans bartender named Martin Wilkes Heron in 1874.  The original base spirit was whiskey. Today Southern Comfort is made with American grain as the base spirit.


Scarlett O'Hara Southern Comfort Cocktail

Course: Beverages, Cocktail, cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 204 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

Kick-off your shoes and pour yourself a Scarlett O'Hara.  Perfect in its simplicity.



  • 2 ounces Southern Comfort
  • 1 t lime juice about the amount of juice from a lime wedge
  • 6 ounces cranberry juice
  • Garnish with a lime wedge


  1. Pour the Southern Comfort, lime juice and cranberry juice into a shaker with ice, and shake well. Strain into a sour or Collins glass.

Recipe Notes



The Scarlett O'Hara is a great option if you need to make a large batch.  Just change the number of serving above and the recipe will recalculate for you.

Nutrition Facts
Scarlett O'Hara Southern Comfort Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 20g22%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 17.3mg21%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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