The Sazerac is a true American classic cocktail created in New Orleans in the 1880s. The original was made with Sazerac brandy, but in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , Benjamin prefers his Sazerac with bourbon.

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Servings: Serves 1
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes Peychaud bitters
  • Lemon twist
  • Absinthe
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Directions
    Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice and let it chill while preparing the rest of the drink. In a separate old-fashioned glass, muddle together the sugar cube and Peychaud bitters. Add your favorite bourbon and ice to the mixtures. Stir well.

    Discard the ice in the chilled glass and gently rinse it with absinthe by pouring a small puddle of absinthe into the glass, swirling it around and discarding the liquid. Strain the bourbon mixture into the chilled old-fashioned glass.

    Garnish with a lemon twist. In the classic tradition of the Sazerac, you should release the twist over the glass and immediately discard the lemon.


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