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Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

An enduring combo of whiskey, bitters and absinthe.

The Sazerac cocktail recipe is a New Orleans classic and one of the most enduring drinks in the world.


  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • ½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • Absinthe or Herbsaint
  • Tools:mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail or rocks
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Give a chilled glass an absinthe or Herbsaint rinse and set aside. Stir the other ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into the chilled glass and garnish.

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