The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. This recipe first appeared in our April 2013 special feature on New Orleans.
- 1⁄2 oz. absinthe (preferably Lucid)
- 2 oz. rye
- 1⁄4 oz. simple syrup
- Peychaud's bitters
- Angostura bitters
- Lemon twist
Pour absinthe into an old-fashioned glass; swirl to coat, and discard liqueur; fill glass with ice. Shake rye, simple syrup, 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters, and 1 dash Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Discard ice in glass; strain cocktail into glass. Rub the rim with a lemon twist and drop twist into cocktail.