Ode to Nola (Sazerac)

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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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

  1. 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:

Yield: about 3 cups
  1. 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.