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Friday, December 03, 2010

Drink of the Week: The Scofflaw

Sunday is Repeal Day, and this year marks the 77th anniversary of the amendment that repealed the Volstead Act and ended Prohibition. In looking for inspiration for toasting the occasion, we thought it fitting to check in with Imbibe’s resident cocktail historian Ted Haigh. His choice for celebrating Repeal Day? The Scofflaw. Appropriately named after the term given to those who clandestinely sipped spirits throughout Prohibition, this cocktail, featured in Haigh’s book, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, debuted in 1924 at Harry’s Bar in Paris. “It made righteous fun of Prohibition,” says Haigh, “and humor and great cocktails make good ammo.”