A Toast to Boardwalk Empire: The Scofflaw Cocktail


[Ed. note: Welcome to Anthony Colasacco, the owner of Pour in Mount Kisco, and James Bumbery, Pour’s general manager, who will contribute cocktail recipes to the Small Bites blog. Here’s their first post, one of a weekly series they”ll do feature Prohibition-era cocktails to drink during this season of Boardwalk Empire. Check out the links to see some cool cocktail events Pour is doing this fall, too. — Liz]

To kick off the new season of Boardwalk Empire we’re going to feature a weekly cocktail to enjoy while watching Nucky and the gang navigate the waters known as Prohibition. We’ll also feature the cocktail at Pour each week. Cheers, Anthony & James

Appropriately named after the term given to those who clandestinely sipped spirits throughout Prohibition, this cocktail, debuted in 1924 at Harry’s Bar in Paris. Here is the Scofflaw Cocktail recipe.

The Scofflaw

The Scofflaw


  • 2 oz Bourbon or Rye
  • 1 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 2 dashes Orange bitters


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



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