Rattlesnake


"The Rattlesnake made its first appearance in Harry Craddock's The Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930," says The Everleigh's Michael Madrusan. "It's a great alternative to the standard Whiskey Sour." Here, as is common practice in good bars with all drinks involving eggwhites, the egg is shaken first with the other ingredients but without ice so that it emulsifies better, then ice is added to the shaker and everything is shaken again to chill it.

You'll need

60 ml rye whiskey 22 ml lemon juice 22 ml sugar syrup 1 eggwhite 2 dashes absinthe To fill: ice cubes To serve: star anise

Method

  • 01
  • Add ingredients (except ice and star anise) to a shaker. Shake hard and fast, add ice and shake hard again to chill. Taste for balance, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with star anise and serve.

GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

Featured in

Nov 2012

You might also like...

Negioroni

recipes

Bar H: Rob Choy

Pi Yi

recipes

Eight excellent gin cocktails

Canchanchara

recipes

Scottish Eggnog

Fourteen ways with sparkling wine

recipes

Dulce de leche milkshake

Sparkling cherry crush

recipes

conversion tool