A take on the Colony, which was the house drink at the legendary Colony Restaurant on Fifth Avenue in New York City, this recipe was named in honor of Chef Lazone at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Southern Comfort
1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup to taste (1:1)
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Herbsaint
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: lime wheel
Shake all the ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.
Reprinted with permission from The Essential Cocktail by Dale DeGroff. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House