Cocktail Week: The Sazerac

The Sazerac is what I’d describe as an Old Fashioned jazzed up for a Friday night. It’s still a strong whiskey drink, but the added absinthe rinse gives it a little somethin-somethin. It smells sweet and fruity, but don’t let this little drink fool you. It’s no girly-drink to be carried around by one with perfectly polished nails and a tacky wristlet.

Cocktail Week: The Sazerac

Recipe (via Jeffrey Morgenthaler)

In a 16-oz mixing glass, combine:
1 sugar cube
-or-
¼ oz simple syrup
4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters*
Small splash water

Muddle together until sugar cube is dissolved (skip this step if using simple syrup, obviously)

Add:
2 oz rye
Fill mixing glass with ice and stir contents until well-chilled. Strain into Herbsaint-rinsed Old Fashioned glass. Twist lemon peel over drink to express oils, and discard peel.

* The BF used Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas bitters instead of the Angostura ones.

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