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One Cocktail/2 Ways

Bitters | 15% ABV | United States of America

One Cocktail/2 Ways

Grace Otieno

Grace Otieno

Prep Time

5 Mins

Dificulty

Medium

Serves

1 Person

Exemplifying a perfect balance of tradition and trend, the Sazerac isn't merely a cocktail; it's a sip of history that transcends eras.

Ingredients

2 oz Hennessy VS Cognac (original)
2 oz Hennessy VS Cognac (original) 
Hennessy VS Cognac
OR 2oz Rye Whiskey (modern)
OR 2oz Rye Whiskey (modern) 
rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
1 sugar cube 
2 dashes Bitters
2 dashes Bitters 
Splash of absinthe
Splash of absinthe 
Lemon peel for garnish
Lemon peel for garnish 

How to make

1

Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe then discard the excess.

2

In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, water, and Peychaud’s.

3

Add the whiskey or cognac (or both!) to the mixing glass and fill with ice.

4

Stir well until the mixture is thoroughly chilled.

5

Strain the mixture from the mixing glass into the prepared old-fashioned glass.

6

Twist a piece of lemon peel over the glass to release the oils, rub it around the rim of the glass, then drop it in as a garnish.