I was trying to find something on Netflix to help me sleep the other night, and rewatched Prohibition. I noticed that one of the episodes was called “A Nation of Scofflaws,” and I had saved this recipe for a while. Here we go!
– 2 oz Bourbon or rye whiskey
– 1 oz Dry vermouth
– .25 oz Fresh lemon juice
– .5 oz Grenadine
– 2 dashes Orange bitters
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
1924, from scoff (v.) + law (n.). The winning entry in a national contest during Prohibition to coin a word to characterize a person who drinks illegally, chosen from more than 25,000 entries; the $200 winning prize was split between two contestants who sent in the word separately: Henry Irving Dale and Miss Kate L. Butler.