If you ask me to name a cocktail that embodies everything I love about cocktails, it’d be the Sazerac. Created circa 1850, the Sazerac is a spirit forward cocktail that combines the boldness of rye whiskey with the mystique of absinthe. With just a touch of sugar it’s not a cocktail to be taken lightly but surprisingly goes down easy.



Level: Easy

Serves: 1


  • ¼ ounces, fluid Absinthe
  • ¾ teaspoons Sugar
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 2 ounces, fluid Rye Whiskey
  • 1  Lemon Peel


Swirl absinthe around Old Fashion glass to coat, discard excess.

In a mixing glass, soak sugar with bitters. Add rye whiskey. Stir with ice.

Strain into glass and garnish with lemon peel. Enjoy!

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