Prohibition, the law that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol in the United States, was ratified as the 18th amendment on Jan. 16, 1919, and went into effect on Jan. 16, 1920. In other words, this day 93 years ago was a very sad day.
And yet, some good things came out of Prohibition -- and one of them is the Scofflaw cocktail. It's a grand irony, the word scofflaw: It came about as the winning entry in a 1923 competition to create a word that would describe an unlawful drinker, as a kind of marketing gimmick that would shame drinkers. Out of more than 25,000 entries, scofflaw was chosen.More »