Rhett Butler Cocktail Recipe

Citrus sour cocktails on silver tray, close up
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

If you didn't figure it out, the Rhett Butler cocktail is named after the classic figure from Gone with the Wind. It doesn't stop here, there is also a Scarlet O'Hara Cocktail and both have the smooth, southern base of Southern Comfort. It's interesting to see that the gentleman's tribute drink is a little more sour than the sweetness of the belle's. Both drinks are great and the pair are perfect for a party's feature drink menu.


  • 2 ounces Southern Comfort
  • 1/2 ounce​ orange curacao
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice (fresh)
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon peel.