The Sazerac

February 4, 2020

The Sazerac is a variation on the Old Fashioned.


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.




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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