Introduction: How to Make a Sazerac
This antebellum New Orleans cocktail is one of my favorites and is a remedy for any and all ails. A panacea of grand proportions.
Step 1: Ingredients
Old Fashioned Glass
Rye Whiskey or Cognac
Step 2: Absinthe
Give the old fashioned glass an absinthe rinse and set aside.
Step 3: Sugar
Place a sugar cube in a mixing glass.
Step 4: Peychaud's
Soak the cube with a few dashes Peychaud's. The cube will soon lose shape. If you prefer you can add a dash of water and muddle the sugar. Some people prefer to add a dash of Angostrua bitters as well.
Step 5: Rye
Add 2ml rye whiskey or Cognac to the mixing glass. I prefer Rittenhouse 100. Stir with ice for your preferred time.
Step 6: Pour
Pour into the old fashioned glass.
Step 7: Lemon Peel
Squeeze a lemon peel over the drink. The oils are crucial. Then rub the rim of the glass with the peel. Drop the peel in the drink or discard.
Step 8: Sazarac