Ode to Nola (Sazerac)

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon anise-flavored liqueur (I used Herbsaint, but you can also use Pernod)
  • 3 ounces rye whiskey
  • 10 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 pieces thickly sliced orange zest
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
Directions
  • Divide the simple syrup, liqueur, rye and bitters between 2 lowball glasses. Mix well. Add 1 large ice cube to each glass. Squeeze the orange zest over the glasses and then add to the cocktails. Serve immediately.

Simple Syrup:
  • Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan; cook about 10 minutes. Cool and use immediately or store, covered, in a refrigerator.

  • Yield: about 3 cups


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