Added by: ForrestFrazier
Added on: Jun 24 2010


Ingredients needed to make a Sazerac

1 1/2 ounces Rye whiskey
Three dashes Peychaud's Bitters
One sugar cube or simple syrup
1/4 ounce Absinthe

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe Directions

Fill an old fashioned glass or martini glas with ice.
In a different rocks glass add your sugar cube or simple syrup and 3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters and muddle (if cube sugar). Add Whiskey and swirl or stir until liquid is clear and no longer cloudy.
Empty the ice from the first glass and add Absinthe.
Swirl Absinthe to coat the sides of the glass.
The Rye-Sugar-Bitters mixture is then poured into the Absinthe coated glass. Rim the glass with lemon peel and garnish with a lemon twist.

ForrestFrazier's Notes

This is one of the oldest cocktails and takes time to build but it's well worth it. You can substitute bourbon for rye if you must.

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ForrestFrazier said:

Glad you like them. I'm on a quest for a decent rye to use with this cocktail.

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Bartender said:

I enjoyed two of these at a recent function that I hosted. This cocktail is destined to occupy a page in my forthcoming Essential Cocktails recipe book. Bravo!

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JakJericho said:

I had two of these at a party a couple of weeks ago. A forgotten classic, returned to it's former glory. Very tasty.

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CharlyV said:

Forest, I had this at the cigar fest, incredible. I just need to collect the ingredients! Wild dreams that night.....