Recipe: Lion's Tail

From Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, this recipe is a true old-school cocktail.

• 2 ounces Bourbon Whiskey
• ½ to ¾ ounces Allspice Dram
• ½ ounces fresh lime juice
• ½ spoonful of simple syrup
• 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. To find out what else Derek likes in this book of classic cocktails, click here.

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Derek Brown is a writer, illustrator, bartender, and co-owner of acclaimed bars The Passenger and Columbia Room in Washington, D.C. He sits on the board of directors for the Museum of the American Cocktail. More

Derek Brown is a writer, illustrator, bartender, and co-owner of acclaimed bars The Passenger and Columbia Room in Washington, D.C. He travels throughout the country and around the world in search of great drinks, and the stories behind them. Derek's methodical approach to cocktails was profiled in the Wall Street Journal's "A Master of Mixological Science" and his martini lauded as the best in America by GQ. He's been in numerous media outlets featuring his approach to better drinking, including CNN, The Rachel Maddow Show and FOX. Derek is a founding member of the D.C. Craft Bartender's Guild and on the board of directors for the Museum of the American Cocktail.

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