The Sazerac

The Sazerac is a variation on the Old Fashioned.

Preparation:
Put ice in an old-fashioned glass and fill with cold water. Let it sit (3-5 minutes) to chill the glass. Add just enough absinthe to coat the inside of the glass; slowly turn the glass while holding it at an angle. Discard (or drink) any excess.

Ingredients:
Bourbon
Absinthe
Sugar cube or sugar substitute
Peychaud’s bitters (not so easy to find)
Angostura bitters

Mixing the drink:
Put the sugar in a martini mixer, add 2 drops of each type of bitters, and add a few drops of water. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
Fill the martini shaker with ice cubes
Add 2 shots of bourbon.
Stir about 15 times (do not shake)
Strain into the old-fashioned glass.

The Bear does not use garnishes, but will use a luxardo cherry if available. Some prefer a twist of lemon.

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