Serve in aCoupe glass
Lemon zest twist (discarded) & dashes of bitters pulled though the foam to form a snake
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 3/4 fl oz||Rye whiskey 100 proof / 50% alc./vol.|
|3/4 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/2 fl oz||Demerara / dark Muscovado sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)|
|3 dash||La Fee Parisienne absinthe|
|1 fresh||Egg white|
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Egg white is potentially hazardous if used incorrectly.
Spicy rye whiskey with a hint of absinthe smoothed by thick meringue-like lemony egg white.
The Rattlesnake first appeared as a recipe for six people in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book with the notation, "So-called because it will either cure Rattlesnake bite, or kill Rattlesnakes, or make you see them."
This recipe, and the drink's newfound popularity, is influenced by a modern-day adaption by Will Elliott at Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.