Scarlett O’Hara Cocktail
A Scarlett O’Hara cocktail containing Southern Comfort, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Just the thing for a southern celebration.
One of the best things about being a food blogger is being part of the food blogging community. It’s a community full of supportive, helpful people who are always willing to lend an ear and are unfailingly encouraging.
One of the most encouraging and one whom I met early in my blogging experience was Barbara from Creative Culinary. Barbara and I originally connected through Twitter, exchanging comments and bouncing ideas off each other eventually becoming not just blogging buddies, but also good friends.
Barb’s food blog was actually one of the first on the internet and started as a simple archival site where she stored her personal recipes. Over the years it grew and was refined with beautiful photography and more and more delicious recipes.
One year ago, Barb added a Friday cocktail feature to her blog and that’s what we’re celebrating today. Her cocktail recipes are always interesting with fascinating background and history on the cocktails she presents. She also often suggests perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres for her cocktails. Her weekly feature has been very well received even spawning a copycat site or two.
Let’s Celebrate with Barb!
So today, a whole bunch of us food bloggers are posting cocktails to celebrate Barb’s one-whole-year of Friday cocktails! Now, I have to admit that BeeBop and I are not really cocktail drinkers. It’s pretty rare for us to mix up a cocktail. As a matter of fact, I could probably count on one hand the number of times we’ve made cocktails in our nearly 25 years of being married.
Nevertheless, I still knew exactly what I wanted to do for Barb’s celebration. I mean, really, what could be more appropriate for a Southern food blogger to post than a Scarlett O’Hara Cocktail?
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Scarlett O’Hara Cocktail
- 2 ounces Southern Comfort liqueur
- 1 lime wedge
- 6 ounces cranberry juice
- Pour Southern Comfort into a cocktail glass and squeeze in the lime juice. Fill with crushed ice. Pour over the cranberry juice. Stir and serve.
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They cocktail looks yummy – and what a fantastic use of light for yourphoto! I love those glasses! Where did you find them?
Thanks Erin. Those glasses were a wedding gift about 25 years ago!
At least that explains why I like them so much! Is there a hallmark or manufacturer stamp? Or maybe you remember where they came from? :)
Erin – there are no markings on them at all. All I know is that they were purchased from a small, local gift shop back then.
Too bad! Thanks!
One question. Is the cranberry juice supposed to be 100% cranberry or is it cranberry juice cocktail? Thanks!
Jeanne – it’s just cranberry juice.
Thanks! I’m trying it for a party this weekend. A friend is moving down south.
Oooh what a perfect cocktail to relax with after work. And I love that it’s named from Gone with the Wind!
This lovely cocktail wouldn’t get a chance to sit around looking pretty . . . It would be Gone with the Wind! ;)
I love the community aspect of blogging too. This cocktail looks so refreshing. I think I want to participate in your Friday cocktail event, too. Is it open to other bloggers?
Hi Julia – this event was to celebrate another blogger’s success posting a cocktail every Friday. You can find her blog at http://www.creative-culinary.com
I know what you mean! Frequently in my conversations I will reference something a “friend” has said, and the person I’m talking to will ask how do I know them and I will say, “Oh! They are one of my blog friends!”
My world has grown by leaps and bounds since I started my blog and I feel like I’m in touch with people all over the world.
And a wonderful post you had to celebrate the cocktail Friday! I saw your photo on Tasteologie, and it simply leaped off the page… beautiful in every way.
Getting to know other folks with similar interests is one of the best parts of being a blogger, isn’t it? Thanks for the kind words about the photo. I’m still learning!
This on seems so well suited to you too. GREG
What can I say but aw…thanks my sweet friend. This has been an unmistakably warm and fuzzy day with so many friends celebrating with me; could not have, no WOULD not have done it without you! Thanks a bunch!
Gorgeous photo, Lana, and a very tempting cocktail. I would expect nothing less than a wonderful southern cocktail from you! :)
Why, thank you, ma’am.
So pretty! And I definitely need a glass of these, especially during work hours!
Gorgeous!!! And I agree, I can’t think of a more appropriate cocktail for you to feature!!
Couldn’t agree with you more about the food blog community – I just wish I could meet you all IRL… I’m thinking a Cocktail Conference for Bloggers…..
There are so many blogging friends I’d love to meet, too, Nancy! I think we should petition Barb to organize a conference so we can all get together.
Oh any cocktail with cranberry juice has my name written all over it! And what a pretty drink! Cheers! So many of us gather around Barb in this foodie community! I love the friends I have made!
Love the colour of this cocktail and the name! I’m not a big cocktail drinker myself but I do think I could handle a glass of this. Have a great weekend.