Celebrate Fat Tuesday in true New Orleans style — with a Sazerac, the signature cocktail of the Big Easy. Mix the ultimate drink with our recipe and how-to tips, then raise a glass to Mardi Gras!
2 oz. rye whisky
1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Lemon twist for garnish
Drizzle absinthe into an old-fashioned glass, swirl to coat the inside, and pour off any excess. Pour the rye whisky into a cocktail shaker. Add simple syrup and bitters. Shake the mixture with ice cubes until it is well chilled. Strain the mixture into the prepared old-fashioned glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel. Serves 1.
You can sub in pastis or any other strong herbal liqueur for the absinthe if you don’t have it. Either shake with ice or strain into a chilled glass. Serves 1.