During Prohibition, a Boston newspaper asked readers to help coin a word for those who still enjoyed drinking spirits. The winning entry was “scofflaw,” and the paper paid the winners the princely 1924 prize of $200. The name spread quickly. Less than a week later, Harry’s Bar in Paris created this namesake drink.
1 ounce of rye
1 ounce of dry vermouth
1/2 ounce grenadine
Juice of half a lemon
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir until chilled an strain into a cocktail glass garnished with a wedge of lemon. Enjoy being a scofflaw!
Tomorrow: Gin, Vermouth, Campari, oh yes!
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