All Spice and Everything Nice
All Spice and Everything Nice is a citrusy remix of the Lion’s Tail, an old bourbon cocktail that features the heady, exotic flavor of allspice dram.
Darnell Holguin at Fifty in New York City took the classic recipe and lengthened it with extra citrus (lemon instead of lime, here), swapped out the aromatic bitters for orange, and used honey syrup in place of simple (a formal codification of a typical substitute in the Lion’s Tail).
The result is a touch more drinkable than the original, with a more muted allspice flavor coming through on a fresh, bright cloud of lemon and honey.
- 2 parts Bourbon or Rye whiskey or Blended whiskey
- ¼ part Allspice dram
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ½ part Honey syrup
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a few whole cloves, if you’ve got ’em – we like to press the cloves into a strip of lemon peel or half a lemon slice, so that they don’t inadvertently get slurped up with the drink.
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