Yes, it's Monday morning here, but as they say--it's 5 o'clock somewhere! Thus, I will not hesitate to share with you this, a classic cocktail borne out of Prohibition: the Scofflaw. In 1923, the Anti-Saloon League offered a $200.00 prize to the person who coined the best term to describe "a lawless drinker of illegally made or illegally obtained liquor." Two different people submitted the winning word: scofflaw. As you can guess, rather than becoming a term of shame, Prohibition drinkers embraced it, and almost immediately, a new drink christened the "Scofflaw Cocktail" was born at Harry's New York Bar in Paris.
If you like whiskey sours, you'll probably like the Scofflaw. It's has a refreshing tang from lemon juice, and a pleasing sweetness and vivid pink color from grenadine. The recipe I used comes from Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All by Brad Thomas Parsons.
*1 1/2 oz rye or Canadian whiskey
*1 oz dry vermouth
*3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
*3/4 oz grenadine
*1 dash orange bitters
*Garnish: orange twist (I used a lemon peel)
Combine all the ingredients except the garnish in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled and strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist (or lemon twist/peel).