The Dead Rabbit’s Lion’s Tail

Jack McGarry, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog | New York

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“We added [the Lion’s Tail] to our Vol.1 as it was a historical classic,” recalls McGarry. “We wanted to breathe new life into it.” And he does, revamping every aspect of the classic version except the lime juice and the allspice dram.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces rye, preferably Bulleit
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye, preferably Bulleit
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce crème de cacao
  • 3/4 ounce crème de cacao
  • 3/4 ounce pimento dram
  • 3/4 ounce pimento dram
  • 3/4 ounce crème de poire
  • 3/4 ounce crème de poire
  • 3 dashes Dead Rabbit Orinoco bitters
  • 3 dashes Dead Rabbit Orinoco bitters

Garnish: grated nutmeg

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a punch glass over a fresh ice cube.
  3. Garnish with grated nutmeg.