Lion's Tail


onz ml cl
Vaso: Cocktail



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Combina los ingredientes en una coctelera llena de hielo. Agite vigorosamente hasta que la bebida esté lo suficientemente fría. Cuela la bebida en el vaso Cocktail frío. Decorar con el/la Cáscara de limón ceutí.


The Lion’s Tail first appeared in “The Café Royal Cocktail Book”, which was published in 1937. The book was published in London, but many believe the cocktail was created by an American. Their reasoning: The drink’s name refers to the saying “twisting the lion’s tail,” a phrase that describes provoking the British, whose royal coat of arms features a lion.

Featuring bourbon, allspice dram (a liqueur made with rum, pimento berries and spices), lime juice, simple syrup and aromatic bitters, the Lion’s Tail is an unusual drink that nearly slides into Tiki territory. The cocktail was forgotten for decades, resurfacing in the late-aughts thanks to the timely confluence of literature and product availability.

Allspice dram lost favor after the mid-century Tiki boom and then disappeared from circulation altogether in the 1980s. That changed when St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram arrived stateside in 2008. This Austrian-made liqueur hit the market one year before the updated release of Ted Haigh’s “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails”, an important tome that heralded the return of many obscure and buried drinks, including the Lion’s Tail.

Once bartenders had a recipe and the missing ingredient to work with, Lion’s Tails began popping up at bars all over the country. It’s easy to see why: The drink is rich, spicy and aromatic and appeals to fans of both the Daiquiri and the Whiskey Sour. It leans heavily on the allspice and Angostura bitters without overpowering the bourbon, the lime adds a hint of tartness, and the simple syrup lends balance.

Lion's Tail origin story

Primera aparición en Café Royal Cocktail Book por William J. Tarling

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Información nutricional

Calorías Grasa total Sodio Carbohidratos Azúcares Proteína
Allspice Dram ? ? ? ? ? ?
Whisky de bourbon 150 0 0 0 0 0
Angostura Bitters ? ? ? ? ? ?
Zumo de limón ceutí 3,8 0,0 0,3 1,3 0,3 0,1
Jarabe de azúcar 13 0,0 0,6 3,4 3,0 0,0
Total 166,8 0,0 0,9 4,6 3,3 0,1

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