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The Scarlet & Gay

The Scarlet & Gay

Jackson Stotlar (he/him/his) '13 makes a zesty cocktail that’s perfect for Pride Week.

Whether you need a kick-start before joining the fun of Pride Week or a refreshing sipping drink for winding down, the Scarlet & Gay will be the perfect choice. Tart lemonade, a touch of vanilla and a surprise secret ingredient — muddled popsicle — all come together to perfectly capture the energy of Pride.

For this Mixology Minute, Jackson Stotlar `13 doesn't just make a delicious drink to share; as the Outreach and Curricular Senior Specialist at the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, he invites Dr. Nicole Nieto, Assistant Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement with the Office of Academic Affairs to talk about all the ways you can support and uplift LGBTQIA+ students and alumni both on and off campus.

Below, you'll find links where you can get involved with the Ohio State LGBTQIA+ community:



  • ¼ of a black cherry fruit bar popsicle
  • 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka
  • Cherry bitters
  • A splash of lemonade
  • Club soda
  • Lemon peel


  • Add fruit bar to shaker and muddle.
  • Add vodka to shaker.
  • Add ice to shaker.
  • Add a few drops of cherry bitters to shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour over ice.
  • Add a splash of lemonade.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Garnish with expressed lemon peel.

NOTE: To make the Scarlet & Gay into a mocktail, substitute ginger beer for the vanilla vodka.