Dale's Sazerac Recipe From The Essential Cocktail

Recipe adapted from The Essential Cocktail

Dale's Sazerac
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Dale's Sazerac from The Essential Cocktail
  • 1 ounce VS cognac
  • 1 ounce rye whiskey
  • ½ to ¾ ounce simple syrup (1 part sugar dissolved in 1 part water), to taste
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Splash of absinthe, Pernod or other absinthe substitute
  • Lemon peel, for garnish
  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice; let chill for serving. In a second rocks glass, combine the cognac, rye, simple syrup and both bitters. Add several ice cubes and stir to chill.
  2. Toss the ice out of the serving glass, then add a splash of absinthe. Swirl it around to coat the inside of the glass, then pour out all of the liquid. Strain the chilled cocktail into the prepared glass. Twist the lemon peel over the top and drop it into the drink to garnish.
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