The Sazerac

Submitted by: Chad Seeger

The official cocktail of New Orleans, and often referred to as the oldest American cocktail -- the Sazerac is a fine choice for those who like the taste of Rye.



  1. Add absinthe to the empty cocktail glass, swirl, then dump out.
  2. Fill a mixing glass with ice, add rye, bitters, simple syrup -- stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass.
  4. Squeeze the lemon peel over the cocktail glass, drop it in.
  5. Enjoy.