Difford's Guide



Flavour Profile



There are approximately 234 calories in one serving of Rattlesnake.

Styles & Flavours

Rattlesnake image

Serve in a

Coupe 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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Hazardous ingredients

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.

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