Otsuka Sour Cocktail at Scofflaw Chicago

Scofflaw Chicago is a gin-focused cocktail bar in Logan Square -dubbed as one of nation’s coolest neighborhoods.  A rebellious mix of the baroque and affordable, Scofflaw brings together a diverse array of drinkers for beautifully crafted cocktails, craft beer and small plates that go well beyond ‘bar food’.  Whether enjoying dinner and cocktails in the Victorian-style salon, grabbing a barstool for a shot and a beer or brunching on the patio, you’ll be treated to warm service and a familiar fun vibe—not to mention fresh baked cookies at midnight.


“One of my favorite finds at the local pan-Asian-market was a Japanese sports drink called Pocari Sweat – a lighter, saltier, grapefruit version of Gatorade, ” shares Scofflaw’s bartender, Davis Sayvage. “When I first tried West 32 Soju the light floral and citrus notes immediately made me think of Pocari Sweat. With this drink, I wanted to make a light “Patio Crusher” that left you feeling as refreshed as drinking a sports drink.”

Otsuka Sour at Scofflaw Chicago recipe


  • 1.75 oz West 32 Soju
  • .50 oz Cocchi Americano
  • .25 oz Combier Pamplemousse Rose
  • .50 oz Lemon Juice
  • .25 oz Simple Syrup
  • 13 drops Salt Tincture

Shake all ingredients with ice for 7 seconds. Top with soda in the tin, then strain into Collins glass filled with ice.  Express the oils from a large grapefruit peel over the drink for the aromatics, and then insert the peel into the drink as a garnish.

Scofflaw Chicago details

3201 West Armitage Avenue (Logan Square), Chicago;;  @ScofflawChicago

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