Sazerac


Ingredients

2½ oz Rye Whiskey
4 Dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters
1 Barspoon of Demerara Sugar
1 Barspoon of Absinthe

What To Do

Muddle sugar and bitters together in a mixing glass. Rinse an Old Fashioned glass with absinthe or spritz inside using an atomizer. Add ice and whiskey to the mixing glass. Stir for a bit. Strain. Garnish with a lemon twist. Rub it around the rim. Serve.

A Few Words

Ahhh, the Sazerac. New Orleans’ take on an Old Fashioned. It was originally invented in the 1830’s using French Brandy. In 1873, the drink was changed to using Rye Whiskey as it was a way more available spirit at the time. Leon Lamothe also added the patented dash of absinthe to the drink creating the Sazerac that we know today. I like using a wide glass for a Sazerac as it tends to amplify the great aromas of the citrus oils and absinthe. Cheers!


 

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