How to Make It
Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe. Stir the rye, simple syrup and bitters with ice until well chilled and strain them into the glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
Why We Like It
The Sazerac is a New Orleans legend, and it might be the original American cocktail. You should know how to make it, and you should try one today if you’ve never done so. The recipe has changed a million times over the years, and it was originally made with cognac, but most bartenders prepare a Sazerac with rye these days, and that’s how we like it.