Lion’s Tail

Another drink from–the second try with the pimento dram, and a much better result this time.

This drink is similar to the None But the Brave, but uses bourbon in place of the brandy and rum, and lime in place of lemon (it also twiddles with the ratios a bit, but maybe that was needed).

I’m finding the Lion’s Tail exceptionally friendly–the bourbon provides a nice, firm base for the deep spiciness of the pimento dram, and the lime tempers the sweetness without getting in the way. If you’ve happened to put up a batch of pimento dram (or are lucky enough to have some of the authentic stuff on hand), I’d definitely recommend this one.

Lion’s Tail

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce pimento dram
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • dash Angostura (I used Fee’s, with good results)
  • dash simple syrup (cocktaildb calls for 1 teaspoon; I found that too sweet)

Shake with ice, strain into chilled glass. Begin to see the light.

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2 Responses to Lion’s Tail

  1. I’m commenting here, what, a year and a half after the post? Who cares. This is one tasty drink. Thanks for posting this one.

  2. [...] Dram and simple syrup. Ted Haigh recommends 3/4 ounce or less of the allspice dram, Robert Hess and Paul Clarke recommend half an ounce. I chose the latter. Don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff, but it can [...]

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