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Classic Sazerac Cocktail

Classic Sazerac Cocktail


1 teaspoon simple syrup.
3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 jigger (2 ounces) rye whiskey
Ice cubes
1 dash Absinthe, Herbsaint or Pernod
1 strip lemon peel

Cooking Instructions

In 2008, Sazerac became the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans.

1. Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with cracked ice. Set aside.
2. In a separate mixing glass, add simple syrup, Peychaud's bitters, Angostura bitters, whisky and several ice cubes. Stir.
3. Discard the ice in the old-fashioned glass. Add the absinthe, Herbsaint or Pernod and swirl around the glass. Shake out the excess.
4. Strain the whisky mixture into the old-fashioned glass. Twist lemon peel over drink. Discard lemon peel or add to the cocktail as a garnish. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Sazerac Cocktail recipe by Emeril Lagasse

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