The Sazerac Cocktail
- 1 Sugar cube
- Peychaud’s Bitters (a few dashes)
- 2 oz. Cognac
- Absinthe or Herbsaint (a few drops)
- Twist of Lemon
Fill one old fashioned or low ball glass with ice and set aside. Place one sugar cube in another glass and saturate with a few drops of Peychaud’s bitters. Muddle with a wooden drink muddler (or the handle of a wooden mixing spoon) until dissolved. Add Cognac and a few ice cubes, stir and chill. Discard the ice in the first glass, then coat the bottom and sides with just a few drops of Absinthe by swirling and rotating the glass until a thin layer remains. Strain the chilled Cognac and bitters into this glass. Add a drop or two of lemon oil from a twist of lemon rind. Get one classic book or movie, and sip drink slowly until glass is empty. Repeat.