Appropriately named after the term given to those who clandestinely sipped spirits throughout Prohibition, the Scofflaw Cocktail debuted in 1924 at Harry’s Bar in Paris. Throughout time, recipes have pointed to the use of either lemon or lime juice, but the team at the Mercury in Atlanta stand firmly behind the use of lime as the superior choice.
1½ oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. dry vermouth
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. grenadine
1 dash orange bitters
Tools: mixing glass, strainer
Garnish: orange twist (optional)
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish.
Julian Goglia, The Mercury, Atlanta