The inspiration for running with this cocktail has once again come from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails (Deluxe Edition). Haigh cites the recipe as harking from The How and When of 1937 and labels it as a Millionaire #4 although the recipe is identical to one that appears in The Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930 with the handle “Millionaire Cocktail #1”.
We’ve cribbed this Pearl Diver recipe from Tom Bulmer at Sydney tiki popup, Lost Luau, which is running until the end of summer. Bulmer swaps out the lime juice of Don the Beachcomber’s original recipe for lemon instead, as he feels it gives a little something extra too the final mix.
The Scofflaw Cocktail, is a concoction that has disappeared off the radar a bit, but is certainly a tipple worthy of whirl. Fortunately the origins and formula of this drink are no secret. It was first compounded at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, 1924, during the height of American Prohibition. Ironically, if it wasn’t for a ban on the consumption of alcoholic beverages this drink may have never existed.