Lion's Tail


oncia ml cl
Bicchiere: Cocktail



Il tuo punteggio


Unire gli ingredienti in uno shaker colmo di ghiaccio. Agitare energicamente fino a quando la bevanda non è sufficientemente fredda. Filtra la bevanda nel bicchiere Cocktail freddo. Decorare con il/la Buccia di lime.


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

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Valori Nutrizionali

Calorie Totale grassa Sodio Carboidrati Zuccheri Proteina
Allspice Dram ? ? ? ? ? ?
Bourbon whisky 150 0 0 0 0 0
Angostura Bitters ? ? ? ? ? ?
Succo di lime 3,8 0,0 0,3 1,3 0,3 0,1
Sciroppo di zucchero 13 0,0 0,6 3,4 3,0 0,0
Totale 166,8 0,0 0,9 4,6 3,3 0,1

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