Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon (or Rye Whiskey)
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Grenadine

Preparation

  • Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake
  • Strain in a lowball glass with ice (or you can put it in a chilled cocktail glass)

 

HISTORY:  All starts in a 1923 in a contest held by the Massachusetts prohibitionist Delcevare King, who, dismayed by the high-boozing and still-whacking that persisted under the Volstead Act, offered up a $200 prize to coin a shaming term for someone who flouted the law by consuming alcohol. (A yegg, by the way, in case you weren’t familiar with this terrific-albeit-seldom-used word, is a burglar or safecracker.)
Dale and Butler went on to share the victory (and split the money) after it was announced, early the following year, that each of them had entered what was deemed the winning word — a tidy compounding of “scoff” and “law.”
The story goes that by the end of January, 1924, Harry’s Bar in Paris had begun serving a cocktail named the Scofflaw. It contained rye whiskey (which continued to be made in Canada throughout America’s Noble Experiment), dry vermouth, lemon juice, grenadine, and orange bitters. The cocktail has obviously stood the test of time, enduring long after the Prohibition was brought to an end.

TASTE: It’s nice well balanced drink with Bourbon and sweet/sour taste. It has nice sweetness from Grenadine and sourness from lemon, potency from a Boubon but without a burn in your mouth and lastly there is a hint of herbs from the vermouth. All in all an excellent spirit-forward cocktail. You just want to keep drinking it. Cheers 🙂

Alcohol (strong): 5/10



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