Another variation on the sazerac. 1 oz rye whiskey 1 oz cognac ½ oz st. germain 2 drops of absinthe dash of angostura bitters lemon zest combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.
This of course, is based on the sazerac, substituting the rye whiskey with brandy, making it slightly less spicey. 2 oz brandy 2 drops absinthe 2 dashes peychaud’s bitters ¼ oz simple syrup, or 1 sugar cube combine in shaker over ice, strain into cocktail glass.
I first tried the Sazerac at a packed New Orleans bar in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle called Toulouse Petit. The bartender spent a while slowly building the drink, and the result was unexpected. You can achieve 90% of the effect with much less effort. Just go easy on the absinthe. 1 ½Continue reading “sazerac”