The Rattlesnake was first penned by Harry Craddock oil his seminal 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book. The drink was so named after its long lemon peel garnish and the idea that it could:
“Cure a rattlesnake bite, kill rattlesnakes, or make you see rattlesnakes.”
- 50ml rye whiskey
- 25ml lemon juice
- 15ml brown sugar syrup
- 3 dashes absinthe
- 1 egg white
- Dash of Angostura bitters
- A long canelle of lemon to garnish
Shake the first 5 ingredients with ice and strain into an Old Fashioned glass.
Drag the lemon peel though the bitterns d curl in to the glass like a poised snake.