Lemon zest twist (discarded)
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 - see comment below) and STRAIN thrown drink into absinthe-coated glass.
|1/3 fl oz||La Fee Parisienne absinthe|
|2 1/3 fl oz||Chilled water|
|2/3 fl oz||Cognac VSOP|
|2/3 fl oz||Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey|
|2/3 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|1/3 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|3 dash||Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters|
|1 dash||Angostura or other 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.