Leading up to the launch of our Cocktail Deck last week, we've been drinking a lot of classic cocktails in the office. What, you don't drink cocktails in your office? You're missing out.
Here, we have The Sazerac, a great cocktail for the changing weather, and a nice variation on a simple whiskey cocktail. Some think it to be the oldest American cocktail, hailing from New Orleans. You have to like the anise flavor of absinthe, because even just the rinse on the glass permeates the drink. We used rye here (some use Cognac) and Saint George's Absinthe Verte.
We served it up in our Charleston Hometown Glasses (my husband, Willy's hometown).
2 1/2 oz rye
3 dashes absinthe
3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 sugar cube
1 lemon twist
Pour absinthe into a chilled glass, swirl to coat, and pour out. Muddle sugar cube in a mixing glass with both bitters. Add rye and ice, stir to chill, strain, and serve over one large ice cube with a lemon twist garnish.