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The Scofflaw

Cocktail recipe for The Scofflaw cocktail by Mike Enright from Sydney bar Palmer & Co.

By Mike Enright
The Scofflaw
The name of this drink, invented in Harry's New York Bar in Paris, was a term specifically applied to frequenters of speakeasies, flouters of the National Prohibition Act in the US. "It's a very versatile drink," says Mike Enright, author of Palmer & Co's cocktail list. "Pre- or post-dinner. You could even drink it in the bath, though perhaps not the shower." Enright recommends using Monin or Crawley's grenadine.


  • 50 ml Jim Beam rye whiskey
  • 15 ml Dolin dry vermouth
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 10 ml grenadine
  • 8 ice cubes
  • To serve: lemon peel


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    Add ingredients (except lemon peel) to a shaker and shake vigorously for 6 seconds. Taste for balance, then strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass (see note) or cocktail glass, garnish with lemon peel and serve.


Note A Nick and Nora glass is a curved-bottomed coupe; many such glasses have a smaller capacity than a cocktail glass.

  • Author: Mike Enright