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What to Drink This Weekend: The Scofflaw

What to Drink This Weekend: The Scofflaw

Looking for a new cocktail to try out this weekend? Want to wind down with a fresh new drink? We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you should drink this weekend.

With the autumn chill hitting full force, it’s time to start embracing the rich, indulgent fall cocktails. This weekend, we’re making a rye cocktail that has just a touch of brightness. This is The Scofflaw.

The Scofflaw was created during the Prohibition era at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. The term scofflaw is, quite literally, someone who scoffs at the law. So, French bartenders thought it was a fitting name for their American drinkers.

The Scofflaw Ingredients

Rye Whiskey – Rye whiskey is the star in this cocktail so make sure you select one that can stand up on its own. Rittenhouse Rye is a very solid option. As is Redemption or Sazerac. I’ve got High West Double Rye at home so I’ll be using that.

Dry Vermouth – Which vermouth you choose doesn’t make a huge difference, so long as it’s a dry vermouth. Dolin is an easily accessible, good option so we’d recommend that.

Lemon Juice – Get some high-quality lemons and squeeze them yourself for some fresh lemon juice.

Grenadine – The pomegranate notes of grenadine are also central for The Scofflaw cocktail. Store-bought grenadine syrup can work in a pinch. But, if you have the time, you can make your own for a much richer cocktail experience. Alternatively, Liber & Co. has a very good grenadine syrup that we’d recommend for this cocktail recipe.

The Scofflaw Recipe

  1. Combine 2 ounces whiskey, .75 ounce vermouth, .75 ounce lemon juice, and .75 ounce grenadine in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake until well-chilled, about 15 seconds.
  3. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist.
  5. Enjoy!
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