Cocktail Review: The Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac Cocktail

If you are a fan of whiskey cocktails, you’ve probably already had a Sazerac. It’s a hell of a spirit-forward cocktail and can rub shoulders with the classics like Manhattan and Old Fashioned. Originally made with cognac, the Sazerac Cocktail was born in New Orleans sometime in the mid 19th century, but has gone on to become a favorite around the world.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients

● 2 ounces rye whiskey

● 1/4 ounce rich simple syrup, (made from a ratio of 2:1 sugar to water)

● 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

● 1/4 ounce absinthe

● lemon peel

Instructions

● Chill rocks glass by placing it in the freezer for a few minutes

● Add the rye, simple syrup, and Peychaud’s to a mixing glass, then add the ice and stir for 25 – 35 seconds

● Pour the absinthe in the chilled rocks glass and swirl it around to coat the inside and pour out

● Strain the cocktail into the drink and express the lemon peel over the drink

● You can also rub around the rim of the glass

● Serve

Recipe notes

● In the absence of absinthe, you can use Herbsaint

● For a smoother balance, consider using a rye whiskey on the lower-proof side (80-90). If all you have is a high proof whiskey (100-proof range), stir it for a few more seconds to add some dilution and tame the heat


Nutrition Facts

Amount per Serving

Calories

184

Total Fat

0g

Saturated Fat

0g

Unsaturated Fat

0g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

0mg

Sodium

1mg

Carbohydrates

8g

Fiber

1g

Sugar

8g

Protein

0g

 

 

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