Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Sazerac

In honor of our upcoming triumphant return to New Orleans, I share with you here my favorite rye cocktail--which is also the official cocktail of New Orleans. This is the way I make it (purists may disagree).

2 oz rye
1/4 oz simple syrup
Several healthy dashes of Peychaud's bitters
Herbsaint rinse

Pour a tiny amount of Herbsaint into a glass, swirl it around to coat the inside of the glass, and pour it out. Stir rye, syrup, and Peychaud's with a little ice; strain into the Herbsaint-coated glass. Maybe add 1 large ice cube. Enjoy!

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