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Lion’s Tail Cocktail

The Lion’s Tail Cocktail is one of the most classic whisky cocktails of all. The drink has been an indispensable part of the menu of high-class cocktail bars for decades and has won over various whisky fans over the years. We’ll show you how to make a Lion’s Tail quickly and easily. Discover our simple recipe and prepare the whisky cocktail at home!

Lion’s Tail Cocktail Recipe

  • 6 cl bourbon
  • 1.5 cl lime juice
  • 2 cl sugar syrup
  • 1 cl Pimento Dram
  • 2 dashes cocktail bitters

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour all ingredients with ice into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well for about 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini or coupe glass.
Lions Tail Cocktail
Recipe by Chris


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Despite its large number of ingredients, the Lion’s Tail Cocktail is easy to prepare. Simply measure out all the ingredients one by one with a jigger and pour them into a cocktail shaker. Make sure that you really use exactly the mixing ratio that we recommend in the recipe. Add a few ice cubes to the shaker and shake well. After about 20 seconds, you can strain the drink into a pre-chilled martini or coupe glass. Now add some orange zest and serve immediately!

This is what the Lion's Tail Cocktail tastes like


20 Reviews

The Lion’s Tail is most comparable to a sour cocktail, where the taste of a spirit harmonises with sweet and sour flavours. The big difference: this bottling uses spicy Pimento Dram and Cocktail Bitters. This not only gives the drink a depth of flavour, but also other aromas that you wouldn’t expect from a sour cocktail. Just try it yourself and let the unique taste convince you!

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