One of our cocktail books taken out most often is Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh. This book is a treasure cove for fans of the American 1920’s cocktail era. Most recipes in the book are very valid also today, and ingredients are surprisingly available. There is a lot of background information on each cocktail presented in the book. Pictures are extra interesting, as they often show vintage bottles of the particular ingredients.

The book is available at Amazon%name Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails.

 

DSC 0437 Vintage Spirits & Forgotten CocktailsDSC 0435 Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

 

The Scofflaw

So we decided to try a rye-based cocktail from the book. “The Scofflaw” is a shaken cocktail with the following ingredients:

1,5 oz rye

1 oz dry vermouth

0,75 oz fresh lemon juice

0,75 oz real pomegranate grenadine

 

The taste is obviously a bit sweet thanks to the grenadine, but also rich and deep due to the rye. Color-wise the drink gets a red and brown tone, it looks really pleasant.

 

We used a high quality rye from Bulleit, and it worked perfectly in this cocktail!

 

DSC 0422 Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails DSC 0431 Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails DSC 0433 Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails

Cocktail Detour Gold

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Become a Friend of Cocktail Detour and get weekly updates

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This