In 1923, a well-heeled Prohibitionist sponsored a $200 contest to come up with a word to describe “a lawless drinker of illegally-made or illegally-obtained liquor.” ‘Scofflaw’ won the contest, but by the next year it was the name of everyone’s favorite cocktail. Bartenders are historically a cheeky tribe, and this little story is a wonderful gem even if it isn’t true.
- 2 parts Rye whiskey
- 1 part Dry vermouth
- ½ part Lemon juice
- ¼ part Grenadine
- 1 dash Orange bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Get the App
The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.