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The Lion’s Tail

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The Lion’s Tail is a drink that takes a one-of-a-kind combination of flavors and makes them dance on your palate, providing you with a luxurious and comforting experience. In addition to being a beverage, The Lion’s Tail is an adventure that takes you through a forest of spices and sweets, with the king of the jungle himself guiding you through the experience.

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Tasting Notes

The Lion’s Tail combines the robustness of bourbon with the exotic warmth of allspice dram, a dash of lime for zest, and a trace of sweetness to balance it all out. It is an orchestra of tastes, and each sip is like receiving a warm embrace on a chilly evening. As a result of the drink’s multifaceted flavor profile, which contains overtones of sweetness, sourness, and spice, it is a favorite among individuals who value the intensity of flavor in their beverages.

Equipment and Glassware

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon drinker’s choice
  • 1/3 oz Allspice dram liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/6 oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura aromatic bitters
  • Garnish with a lime twist

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients: bourbon, allspice dram, lime juice (freshly squeezed), simple syrup, and Angostura bitters.
  2. Measure 2 ounces of bourbon, 1/2 ounce of allspice dram, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of simple syrup, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 10-12 seconds until well-chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a coupe or cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish your cocktail with an orange twist or other garnish of your choice.
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Pro Tips

  • Always use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • If you like your drinks a bit sweeter, feel free to adjust the simple syrup quantity to your taste.
  • For an extra smooth drink, double strain the mixture to remove ice chips and any larger bits.

When to Serve

The Lion’s Tail is ideal for chilly fall evenings when you want something to warm you from the inside out when the leaves are changing. In addition, it is an excellent option for festive occasions, since it lends an air of sophistication and elegance to the celebrations you participate in.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the Lion’s Tail, a smooth, medium-bodied bourbon is your best option. Certain brands, such as Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve, or Knob Creek, provide the ideal harmony of tastes that are a wonderful compliment to the other components of the cocktail.

Similar Cocktails

If you find yourself enchanted by the Lion’s Tail, here are five similar cocktails you might enjoy:

  • Old Fashioned: A classic bourbon cocktail with bitters, sugar, and water.
  • Manhattan: Another bourbon classic, mixed with sweet vermouth and bitters.
  • Sazerac: A New Orleans favorite, featuring rye whiskey, absinthe, a sugar cube, and Peychaud’s bitters.
  • Whiskey Sour: A refreshing blend of whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar.
  • Mai Tai: A tropical rum-based cocktail that shares the Lion’s Tail’s complexity and depth.
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The Lions Tail

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Allspice dram liqueur, Angostura Bitters, Bourbon, Lime Juice, Lion’s Tail, Simple Syrup
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Lions Tail is a twist on classic whiskey sour and daiquiri recipes. Master this unique blend with our recipe and instructions.

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients: bourbon, allspice dram, lime juice (freshly squeezed), simple syrup, and Angostura bitters.
  • Measure 2 ounces of bourbon, 1/2 ounce of allspice dram, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, 1 teaspoon of simple syrup, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters into a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 10-12 seconds until well-chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a coupe or cocktail glass.
  • Garnish your cocktail with an orange twist or other garnish of your choice.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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