According to legend, the Sazerac was invented in New Orleans by Antoine Amèdèe Peychaud in the 1880’s when he was playing around with his eponymous bitters. Today, this simple, classic drink is the official cocktail of New Orleans.
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- Spritz of absinthe
- 1 sugar cube
- 3 Ounces of rye whiskey
- Several dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
- Orange peel for garnish
With an atomizer, spritz the inside of an old-fashioned glass with absinthe. In a mixing glass, place the sugar cube in the bottom, soak with bitters, and let it sit for a second before muddling the sugar cube. Add ice and the rye whiskey, and using a bar spoon, stir until chilled. Strain into the absinthe infused old-fashioned glass, and garnish with an orange peel.