75 Years of Gone With The Wind
By Doc Lawrence
|Georgia Tourism's Kevin Langston and Emily Murray|
For millions of readers and moviegoers, Scarlett and Rhett were never fictional. More than one critic has observed that Ms. O’Hara is forever a metaphor for the South, particularly Atlanta which came back from the ashes to occupy the status as the capital of the New South.
|Margaret Mitchell's Typewriter|
Just in time for all the fun, a new cocktail has emerged. It’s been a long time since the Southern Comfort-based Scarlett O’Hara cocktail was first served. Now, we have a modern cocktail tribute, “Scarlett’s Serenade", created by Atlanta’s gifted Vajra Stratigos of Fifth Restaurant Group. Here’s how to make it:
1.5 oz Dry Sack Medium Sherry
.5 oz Southern Comfort
.5oz Famous Grouse Scotch
.75 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 slices of ripe Georgia peach
.25 oz honey Syrup
Atlanta’s legendary first lady is the namesake of a venerable cocktail, the Scarlett O’Hara. Using one of the original cocktail’s ingredients, Southern Comfort, we added Sherry, a favorite of Rhett Butler and a popular drink during Atlanta’s Civil War days, and finished with other ingredients for taste, balance and authenticity.