This recipe originally accompanied a story on Four Spooky Cocktails for Halloween.
Adapted from David Wondrich, cocktail historian and writer extraordinaire. According to Esquire, for which Wondrich is a cocktail correspondent, the drink was originally created for The Chickenbone Cafe in Williamsburg, but revived for a Halloween article, mostly because of its name. Makes 2 drinks.
- 4 ounces rye
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons simple syrup
- 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Wondrich says to strain into a tall shot glass, but we prefer a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.