Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Cocktail Hour: The Scarlett O'Hara

While I am a big fan of the hot summer sun, humidity and I are not friends.
Today was one of those uncomfortably sticky days that signal the arrival of summer weather in Southern Ontario. Having more than a few errands to run about town, I knew when I left this morning that I would return home a little tired and well, let's just say a tad more irritable than usual. My husband must have known it too since he welcomed me home with dinner on the table and one of these delicious cocktails by the front door!
One of my absolute summer favs, a crisp and slightly tart Scarlett O'Hara was originally mixed in 1939 to promote the iconic film 'Gone With The Wind'!
I do declare this the perfect way to end the day!

Scarlett O'Hara

50ml Southern Comfort
50ml Cranberry Juice
25ml Lime Juice

This delish cocktail needs to be served chilled so fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour all the ingredients into the cocktail shaker and shake for three minutes until icy cold. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a small slice of lime.
If you are feeling like a bit of a fancy pants tonight, replace the slice of lime with some shavings of the lime's rind (courtesy of a little potato peeler handiwork) and twist it into a curl!


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Anonymous said...

Hi Lily: I really like your blog! Very elegant - Gwendolyn of

Margarita Bloom said...

Awesome!! I love a little bit of history with my cocktails! *dimple*

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