In American Whiskey Recipes

Arctic winter weather brings the Sazerac to mind — it’s a great drink to warm up these cold nights! Sometimes called the “New Orleans Old Fashioned”, this cocktail has a long, complex history (much of it hotly debated) that seems appropriate for this intricate version of the classic American cocktail.

The Sazerac is traditionally served in a chilled rocks glass with no added ice. It starts out cold, but will slowly begin to warm as it sits.

Classic Sazerac

To prepare the glass: fill a rocks glass with ice, add ¼ oz Sirène Absinthe Verte. Let it chill.

In a Mixing glass, add:
2 oz American Whiskey
¼ oz Demerara Simple
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Stir ingredients well with ice. Then swirl the rocks glass with the ice/absinthe combo and dump (or keep the absinthe for later!). Strain the cocktail into the rinsed rocks glass, then garnish with a swath of lemon peel.