About the The Original Sazerac Cocktail
Before it called for rye whiskey, the New Orleans classic was made with cognac.
Ingredients in the The Original Sazerac Cocktail
- .5 oz Absinthe
- 2 oz Cognac
- .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
- 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Garnish: Lemon twist
Glass: Old Fashioned
How to make the The Original Sazerac Cocktail
Rinse a chilled Old Fashioned glass with the absinthe, fill with crushed ice and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir. Discard the ice and any excess absinthe from the prepared glass and strain the drink into it. Garnish with a lemon twist.
(Photo taken at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco.)