How to Make a Scofflaw Cocktail

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JK Grence

It is often said that rules are made to be broken. Some rules seem more breakable than others.

For example, I'm pretty sure that the speed limit on the Scottsdale leg of Loop 101 is but a mere suggestion. And I have an inkling that not all of the, ahem, herbal medicine prescribed these days isn't strictly used for its written purpose.

Through American history, one of the most noteworthy times that rules were broken left and right was during Prohibition. Even though the manufacture of alcohol was illegal, it didn't stop much of society from getting a drink.

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While speakeasies and bathtub hooch existed, there was a simple way for the well-to-do to enjoy a legal libation: Take a vacation outside of the country.

Prohibition was taking its toll on the United States, but everyone across the pond was still enjoying their spirits. In Paris, Harry's New York Bar (birthplace of more than a few terrific cocktails) created a cocktail to commemorate the drinking still going on in the United States despite the Eighteenth Amendment, and named it the Scofflaw for all of those dirty scofflaws running around stateside.

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