An Excuse To Drink – December 5, 1933: Happy Repeal Day!

222/365: Repeal Day © by SarahSphar

Today in 1933, the state of Utah ratified the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. With the three-quarters majority achieved, the Amendment passed and the dark days of Prohibition were finally over.


The name scofflaw stems from a newspaper contest that asked readers to come up with a word for the people who knowingly violated Prohibition.

recipe adapted from

  • 1½ oz bourbon
  • 1½ oz dry vermouth
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ¼ oz grenadine
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Glass: Martini

Garnish: Lemon zest twist

shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

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