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Tropical Lion’s Tail

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A wintertime sour with island vibes.

“Allspice tastes like the holiday season,” says Brandon Ristaino, co-founder and beverage director at Good Lion Hospitality. “We wanted to emphasize that flavor in what we hoped would be a rad, wintertime tropical sour.” Test Pilot riffs on a classic Lion’s Tail recipe and ups the tropical vibes with pineapple syrup and two Jamaican rums. “The result is a dry, balanced, and comforting fruit-forward winter sipper.”


  • 3/4 oz. bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Jamaican rum (Test Pilot uses Appleton Estate Reserve)
  • 1/2 oz. pineapple syrup
  • 1/4 oz. overproof Jamaican rum (Test Pilot uses Smith & Cross)
  • 1/4 oz. allspice liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:lime wheel


Shake all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled
with a single large ice cube, and garnish.

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