Serve in aRocks glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
Ice glass and set to one side. Separately, in another glass stir other ingredients with ice. Discard ice in the now chilled set aside glass and rinse with absinthe (or Herbsaint). Then strain drink into absinthe/Herbsaint washed glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Straight rye whiskey (100 proof / 50% alc./vol.)|
|1/4 fl oz||Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)|
|3 dash||Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters|
Read about cocktail measures and measuring.
While bartenders in other cities have complicated the Sazerac by using a combination of spirits (us included), in New Orleans they keep it simple: straight rye whiskey with a dash of sugar, stirred and strained into an Herbsaint washed glass.
The history of the Sazerac cocktail can be found on our Sazerac cocktail page.
One serving of Sazerac Cocktail (New Orleans style) contains 127 calories.