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A classic cocktail, this Scofflaw is a great sipper!
One of the coolest things about our cocktail hobby is the chance to explore classic cocktails and learn about the history of some of these classic drinks. One such drink is the whiskey based cocktail, The Scofflaw, a drink born in Paris in the 1920’s at Harry’s Bar by the famous bartender Harry Craddock during the height of Prohibition.
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What Ingredients are Needed for the Scofflaw?
- Rye or Bourbon
- Dry Vermouth
- Lemon Juice
- Orange Bitters
The Scofflaw Cocktail
Named after those who disregarded Prohibition’s ban on drinking, this drink is a classic cocktail in every sense of the word, boldly boozy and not overly sweet. Using rye (or bourbon if you want more vanilla and less spice) as the base spirit and dry vermouth to add spice and complexity. Grenadine adds a nice fruity sweetness that helps balance the bite of the bourbon. Here is another cocktail using vermouth, although the sweet version, our Grilled Tangerine Frozen Negroni!
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- 3/4 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- 3/4 oz dry vermouth
- 1 1/2 oz Rye or Bourbon
Add all ingredients to a shaker, and then fill completely with ice cubes.
Shake vigorously and then strain into a cocktail coupe.
Garnish with an orange peel.
Luminarc Barcraft Coupe Cocktail (Set of 4), 5.5 oz, Clear
Angostura Bitters Set
Luckygoobo Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker,25oz,Silver
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213 Total Fat: 1.1g Saturated Fat: 0.1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 113mg Carbohydrates: 43.1g Fiber: 6.3g Sugar: 0g Protein: 6.4g
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