Drink Recipe: Improved Rattlesnake
Nestled a few doors down from Checker Bar downtown sits The Keep. The speakeasy-style craft cocktail bar transports customers to the mysterious days when getting a drink meant knowing the password. When asked if they have a signature drink, the bartender was quick to name the Improved Rattlesnake. Combining the flavors of whiskey, bitters, and lemon, this drink delivers on the sophistication the bar exudes. — Stephanie Shenouda
2 ounces Maker’s Mark bourbon
A pinch of sugar
½ ounce of simple syrup
Two dashes of aromatic bitters
Lemon whipped cream
Rinse a small glass with a little absinthe. Mix everything except the whipped cream and lemon zest in the glass and stir. Strain into a serving glass. Top with the lemon whipped cream and lemon zest.