Hair of the Lion Cocktail

Hair of the Lion Cocktail
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Hair of the Lion Cocktail
Kate N.G. Sommers

Created by bartender Adam Harness, this riff on the pre-Prohibition Hair of the Lion cocktail replaces whiskey with rum and adds egg white.


Ready in
5 m
Deliver Ingredients
5 ounces


Adapted from "North Star Cocktails: Johnny Michaels and the North Star Bartenders' Guild" by Johnny Michaels (Borealis Books, 2012)


  • 2 ounces Appleton Estate Reserve rum
  • 1/2 ounce St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 egg white
  • Ice
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


Shake the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice and strain into coupe. Garnish with nutmeg.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.