Rattlesnake

 

While we’re on a Savoy kick…

When a book gets pulled out (and admittedly, sometimes dusted off), sometimes I find it sticks around awhile as a source of inspiration. Like last week’s take on the XYZ Cocktail, this one is also inspired by The Savoy Cocktail Book.

Originally intended as a large-format recipe for 6 people, the Rattlesnake is..

*So called because it will either cure Rattlesnake bite, or kill Rattlesnakes, or make you see them.”

How could we resist?

 

Rattlesnake

 

Real rattlesnakes optional (and not recommended…)

Not too dissimilar from a whiskey sour (with egg whites of course), this cocktail also adds a hint of absinthe. Adding both aroma and just a hint of the distinctive absinthe flavor, the result is a pleasantly tart and aromatic sour that’s very easy to drink. Despite its caption in the book, I don’t recommend too many of these if you’re planning on spending anytime with rattlesnakes!

 

Rattlesnake

 

 

 

Rattlesnake

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Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake
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Ingredients
Lemon syrup
Servings
Ingredients
Lemon syrup
Rattlesnake
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Add ice to chill and dilute
  3. Reverse dry shake (strain drink into mixing tin, throw ice away and reshake to increase foam volume)
  4. Fine strain into a coupe or similar glass
Lemon Syrup
  1. Add both ingredients to a mixing tin
  2. Shake to dissolve sugar
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