Rattlesnake

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Retro Coupe Engraved 7.75oz

Garnish:

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 Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
3 dash La Fée Parisienne absinthe
1/2 fl oz Pasteurised egg white or Aquafaba (chickpea water) or 3 dashes Fee Brothers Fee Foam cocktail foamer
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Hazardous ingredients

Pasteurised egg white is potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance.

Review:

Spicy rye whiskey with a hint of absinthe smoothed by thick meringue-like lemony egg white.

History:

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." Our recipe, and the drink's newfound popularity, are influenced by a modern-day adaption by Will Elliott at Maison Premiere in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.

RATTLE-SNAKE COCKTAIL.*
(6 people)
4 Glasses Rye Whisky.
The Whites of 2 Eggs.
1 Glass Sweetened Lemon Juice.
1 Few Dashes Absinthe.
Shake very thoroughly and serve by straining it through a fine sieve.
* So called because it will either cure Rattlesnake bite, or kill Rattlesnakes, or make you see them.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Rattlesnake contains 200 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 20.47% alc./vol. (40.94° proof)
  • 21.7 grams of pure alcohol
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