Sazerac Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

Sazerac Cocktail (Difford's recipe) image

Serve in

an Old-fashioned glass...
½ fl oz La Fee Parisienne absinthe
2⅓ fl oz Chilled water
¾ fl oz Cognac
¾ fl oz Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond
¾ fl oz Maker's Mark bourbon
fl oz Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
3 dash Peychaud's Bitters
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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How to make:

POUR absinthe into ice-filled glass, TOP with water and leave to stand. Separately THROW other ingredients with ice. DISCARD contents of glass (absinthe, water and ice) and STRAIN thrown drink into absinthe-coated glass.

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist (discarded)

Comment:

If you are concerned about chucking expensive absinthe down the drain then consider straining into a shot glass and serve on the side. The five to one proportion used to rinse the glass produces a tasty chaser.

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