Serve inOld-fashioned glass
Lemon zest twist (discarded)
How to make:
1. POUR absinthe into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass, TOP with water, and leave to stand.
2. THROW other ingredients with ice and set aside.
3. STRAIN contents of the old-fashioned glass into a chilled shot glass to be served as an optional extra alongside the main event.
4. STRAIN contents of shaker into the absinthe rinsed old-fashioned glass.
5. Enjoy a delicious Sazerac with an absinthe shot served alongside.
|1/3 fl oz||La Fée Parisienne absinthe|
|2 1/3 fl oz||Chilled water|
|2/3 fl oz||Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac|
|2/3 fl oz||Rye whiskey 100 proof / 50% alc./vol.|
|2/3 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|1/3 fl oz||Sugar syrup (rich) 2 sugar to 1 water|
|3 dash||Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters|
|1 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
If you are rightly concerned about chucking expensive absinthe down the drain then consider straining into a shot glass and serve on the side. The seven to one proportion used to rinse the glass produces a tasty chaser.
The history of the Sazerac cocktail can be found on our Sazerac cocktail page.