I came across the Lion’s Tail cocktail in a recent Punch article, and after mixing one up I had to agree with commenters that the recipe was way out of balance as published. No matter: A little tinkering makes this cocktail — a hybrid of bourbon and tiki spice — into something quite delightful. My corrected version follows.
Lion’s Tail (Corrected)
2 1/4 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon Pimiento Dram
1 1/2 teaspoons burnt sugar syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.