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.


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Scarlett O'Hara Southern Comfort Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Kick-off your shoes and pour yourself a Scarlett O'Hara.  Perfect in its simplicity.
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  • 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


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


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.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 130mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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