“A person who flouts rules, conventions, or accepted practices”
The generally accepted practice of this blog is that we usually like to create our own drinks or at least create a unique variation of something more famous. But with this post, I scoff ( 😃 ) at that principle and bring you the Scofflaw, a classic from prohibition times.
“The lawless drinker”
The name itself was the winning entry of a 1923 US competition, run by a prohibition advocate (and clearly a stupid rich person) to create a word for “the lawless drinker”. Not only did the winners create a pretty good name for a cocktail, but they also got a cool $200 worth of gold for their winning entry.
Prohibition may long be dead, but the Scofflaw lives on!
2 oz bourbon
1 oz dry vermouth
¼ oz lemon juice
½ oz grenadine
2 dashes orange bitters
Add ingredients into an-ice filled shaker and shake vigorously. Poor into a chilled coup.
This cocktails is quite sweet thanks to the grenadine, but it also packs a punch with 2 ounces of bourbon. It also has a beautiful red colour which no one can scoff at.
So go ahead, scoff at the idea of prohibition and pour yourself a lawless drinker.