How to Make a Scofflaw Cocktail

How to Cocktail: Scofflaw

This whiskey drink was invented in Paris while the US suffered through Prohibition. Learn how to make a Scofflaw from expert bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout in our video.


  • 2 oz Bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Dry vermouth
  • .25 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • .5 oz Grenadine
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters
  • Glass: Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.



  • walcon3000 posted 6 months ago

    This is definitely one of my favorite drinks listed in Ted Haigh's 'Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails.' If anyone is interested, the original recipe uses 1-1/2 oz Rye, 1 oz dry Vermouth, 3/4 oz lemon juice, and 3/4 oz pomegranate grenadine. I think the extra lemon juice makes it better, however I also favor adding orange bitters. If you got 'em, try with apple bitters also.

  • kmdavis.0e98fba posted 2 years ago

    The bottle in the video is "Small Hands Foods".

  • albert_pacino_little_friend_1cd552b posted 2 years ago


    You should make your own, and not get the red food coloring and corn syrup goo sold in most stores.

    It isn't hard to make as it is basically a pomegranate simple syrup.

    just get pomegranate juice and hit up your local middle eastern grocer for a few more ingredients depending upon the recipe (such as non-artificially flavored rose water, pomegranate molasses, orange blossom water). I also add some dark cherry juice to mine, but that isn't traditional.

    Although it is cool to be able to make a cocktail with your own homemade, but professional tasting ingredients, some companies sell real pomegranate based grenadine syrups such as Small Hand Foods, Employees Only, Stirrings, and Sonoma Syrup.

    Both homemade recipes and retailers can be found online.

    Have fun!

  • squnkeybladegmailcom1375771570 posted 2 years ago

    What brand of grenadine is used in this?

  • geneh posted 2 years ago

    Looks Awesome!

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