With a name as literal as that to boot, one can only imagine the ‘auspicious’ circumstances under which this cheeky cocktail recipe was born. Back in the 19th century, the moralists had a temporary victory over ‘societal evils’ when a ban was imposed on the production, import, and sale of alcohol. Now, every law has its loopholes and those that favoured a drink were only too happy to give two hoots to the law. A drink born with such elan is, no wonder, a total winner at the bar. Fun fact, even though the Prohibition affected the United States, it was the revolutionary Parisians who came up with a drink to scoff at the law, and hence: The Scofflaw. Traditionally made with bourbon, here’s a fresh new take on the cocktail with Irish whiskey filling in the shoes of bourbon.
Mix your own Scofflaw…
You’d need 60 ml of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, 30 ml of dry vermouth, 15 ml of grenadine syrup, 8 ml of freshly-squeezed lime juice. Now, pour everything in a shaker and get shaking. Once you’ve strained your muscles from all the shaking, you’ll be ready for the next step. Guess what? It’s really simple. Just add in two dashes of orange bitters, crushed ice and shake some more. Strain and pour into a chilled glass. Decorate with an orange peel twirl and you ready to ‘scoff’ at the ‘law.
The Jameson’s fruity-floral nose, subtle spicy palate marries beautifully into the bitterness from the orange liquor and the aromatic sweetness of the vermouth. Hints of sherry in the Irish blend balances the tang from the lemon and elevates the drink to cocktail heaven. Try The Scofflaw, you may always end up ordering it at the bar or mixing it for house parties--it is indeed that good.
Did you know that popularity of whisky among the French has overtaken the cognac? The French love to try out the new and having whisky has become très chic! The Parisian love of fine spirits extends beyond their wonderful wines. Evident from current trends, this budding French affair is here to stay.
You wake up in the morning to strains of the classic “American Pie” by Don McLean playing somewhere and you instantly start singing along. Next thing you know, it already feels like summer and you want to fix a drink. But you don’t want it to be too heavy, just something refreshing to complement your breakfast-- almost like a glass of fresh fruit juice.
Does the roaring MGM lion, followed by the floating head of a cat and mouse ring a bell? The antics of a very gullible Tom, outmatched at every step by a witty Jerry’s nuisance made for one of the most well-loved cartoon shows of all time. As life would have it, there’s a cocktail named after the duo. Americans love their Tom & Jerry. It is a typical Thanksgiving and Christmas treat.