Episode 118

Published on:

27th Oct 2023

Episode 118: St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

Episode 118 features St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram. Bottled in 750ml at 22.5% ABV, or 45 proof and it retails for about $30.

Enjoy this episode with a tiki cocktail using "Pimento Dram" if you like.

St. Elizabeth doesn't have standalone brand website, but here's the producer's website: https://alpenz.com/product-allspice.html

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1850s - Pimento Dram is thought to have been invented.
  • 1862 - First written reference to Pimento Dram as a commercial product.
  • 1900s - Pimento Dram is fairly common, and finds use in Tiki cocktails.
  • 1980s - Pimento Dram leaves the US market.
  • 2008 - Haus Alpenz creates St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, bringing Pimento Dram back to the US.

Key Cocktails:

St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram works in many tiki cocktails, but try this British concoction from 1937, the Lion's Tail.


  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz. of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 0.5 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange twist

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake until well-chilled, then strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. Express oil from the orange twist over the top of the drink and discard (the twist, not the drink!).


Book: Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh, copyright 2009 revised edition.

Wikipedia Article on Allspice

Wikipedia Article on Saint Elizabeth Parish

What is Pimento Dram by The Spruce Eats

2008 Article from the San Francisco Chronicle discussing the launch of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram

2015 New York Times Article

Cocktail Society Article on Allspice Dram

Liquor.com Article on the Lions Tale Cocktail

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