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This cocktail from New Orleans is most definitely Big and goes down Easy.


The Sazerac is another classically-fabulous, retro cocktail. It is mostly made with Rye Whiskey, but we like this throw-back recipe from that softens the Rye with Cognac. In true New Orleans style, there is a lot going on in this cocktail, but it is worth the effort. 

Here's our spin:

INGREDIENTS - What you Need

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  • 1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1.5 oz Cognac
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 oz Sinless Simple Syrup
  • Absinthe
  • Garnish: Lemon Peel


Absinthe is a licorice-flavored liqueur. It is an acquired taste for some, but this recipe just uses a whisper of it in the glass. Pour a small amount into your rocks glass, swirl, then toss out the extra. 

Since we suggest using Sinless Simple Syrup instead of a sugar cube, you can easily mix all the ingredients in a tumbler/shaker with ice. You'll want this exceptionally cold - maybe even served in a cold glass! Strain the ingredients neat into the glass you rinsed with Absinthe.

Garnish with a lemon peel.

This drink is really beautiful in a glass. Don't be afraid to serve in cut glass or crystal on special occasions. (And really, isn't life a special occasion?)


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