Serpent’s Tooth

Serpent’s Tooth

Given the presumed provenance of its name — Shakespeare’s tragedy “King Lear” — this vintage cocktail may be unsuitable for family gatherings (“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!”), but its bracing blend of whiskey, vermouth, lemon juice, kümmel (a caraway-laced liqueur) and bitters is delightful nonetheless.



    1. Step 1

      Shake ingredients with ice; strain into a chilled cocktail glass.