Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Scofflaw Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess - Small Screen
This is why I really appreciate this channel. Often times, I see different cocktails but never know the history. I have to say this is some pretty cool stuff. On the YouTube page, the small screen network describes this drink:
"The word "Scofflaw" has come to mean "A person who flouts the law, especially an unsustainable one." But such was not always the case. It was in 1923, when Delcevare King, a member of the Anti-Saloon League, posed a contest to create a new word in order to combat the continued drinking which was going on during American Prohibition. The new word was to be one "which best expresses the idea of a lawless drinker, menace, scoffer, bad citizen, or whatnot, with the biting power of 'scab' or 'slacker.'" The $200 prize elicited a huge response. On January 16th, 1924, the Boston Herald announced the winning word as "scofflaw", with the winnings shared by the two Boston area residents, Henry Irving Dale and Kate L. Butler, who both submitted it. This was not the end of the story however, in just a little over a week, a salvo was launched from Harry's New York Bar in Paris, where they created a new drink and christened it the "Scofflaw"
1 oz Canadian Whisky
1 oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz lemon juice
dash Angostura Orange Bitters