Classic Cocktail Recipes

Sazerac

This is a stiff cocktail with roots deep in New Orleans. 

Sazerac Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 oz. rye whisky

  •  1 sugar cube

  •  2 dashes Peychaud's bitters

  •  1 dash Angostura bitters

  •  absinthe

  •  lemon peel

Preparation

  1. In an Old-Fashioned glass, muddle a sugar cube with a few drops of water.
  2. Add several small ice cubes, then rye whiskey, Peychaud's bitters, and Angostura bitters. Stir well. 
  3. Roll a few drops of absinthe around a second, chilled Old-Fashioned glass until its inside is thoroughly coated. Pour off the excess. 
  4. Strain the contents of the first glass into the second. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
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