I still don’t care for whiskey “neat” but am really, really liking this Sazerac Cocktail lately. It must be the Absinthe!
A traditional Sazerac cocktail calls for an absinthe rinse in the glass but since I really love absinthe (any anise, licorice flavor for that matter) I like to keep some of the absinthe in the glass and not dump it out entirely. I know, I know…that’s not the traditional way to make a Sazerac but I like it that way. And to really shake things up, I like to have a big ice cube in my drink (I have to have my cocktails really cold) and dump the lemon rind in as well. Again, not traditional but that’s the way I like it! Shouldn’t everyone enjoy their cocktails the way like it, traditional or not? I believe so 🙂Print
- 2 oz. rye whiskey
- 1/4 oz. absinthe
- 1 sugar cube
- 3 dashes Peychauds bitters
- Lemon twist
- Add a few ice cubes to an old fashioned glass and set aside to let the glass chill.
- Add sugar cube to a cocktail mixing glass. Soak the sugar cube with the bitters and muddle. Add the rye whiskey and stir to combine the sugar and whiskey.
- Discard the ice from the chilled old-fashioned glass. Add Absinthe and swirl around to coat the glass, then discard (traditional, but if you’re like me keep it in there!) Add whiskey mixture to glass. Squeeze lemon twist over cocktail to release the lemon essence into the drink and enjoy.