My Home Bar: The Scofflaw

instax-cocktailI 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.

Scofflaw etymology:

scofflaw (n.)
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.

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