Classic Sazerac

Total Time:
5 min
Prep:
5 min

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/4 ounce absinthe
  • Lemon peel, for garnish
Directions
  • Muddle the sugar and bitters to a paste in an old-fashioned glass. Fill the glass with ice, add the bourbon and stir for 12 to 15 seconds with a bar spoon or long-handled spoon.

  • In a second old-fashioned glass, add the absinthe, swirl to coat the inside of the glass, then discard the excess absinthe. Strain the bourbon mixture into the absinthe-rinsed glass.

  • Serve without ice, neat. Garnish with a lemon peel.


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