4,5 cl of Bourbon whiskey
4,5 cl of dry vermouth
1,5 cl of lemon juice
0,75 cl of grenadine
2 dashes of Orange bitter
The Scofflaw is an old Prohibition cocktail made with bourbon, dry vermouth, grenadine, orange bitter and a splash of lemon juice.
It is a cocktail that has fallen into disuse, but which is making a comeback thanks to the return to the old classics, so charming and hipster in this period of speakeasy revival. It is an aromatic cocktail, quite full-bodied thanks to the caramelized and spicy presence of the bourbon, but well balanced by the generous dose of dry vermouth that brings out fresh and herbaceous flavors. It has a high alcohol content and also the taste is quite fiery, however, it is excellent as an aperitif, but you can also drink it as an after-dinner in an old-fashioned style.
History of the Scofflaw cocktail
Scofflaw is a term invented during a contest launched by the Boston Herald newspaper, which asked its readers to coin a term that described a lawless drinker who drank illegal alcohol. Two readers each won $ 100, coining the word Scofflaw, which translated means rascal slanderer of the law. The name was so popular that a cocktail of the same name was invented shortly after Harry’s American bar in Paris.
Ingredients and doses of the Scofflaw cocktail
- 4.5 of bourbon whiskey
- 4.5 of dry vermouth
- 1.5 of lemon juice
- 0.75 of grenadine
- 1-2 drops of orange bitters
How to make the Scofflaw cocktail
Squeeze half a lemon and strain the juice. Put the Bourbon, vermouth, lemon juice, grenadine and bitter in a shaker filled with ice, shake and pour by filtering into a cooled cup.
Other great cocktails to try as an aperitif
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Dark and Stormy, Daiquiri, Margarita, Spritz, Hugo, Old Fashioned, Manhattan.