Sazerac Recipe

"An oldie but a goody, this is one of the world’s first cocktails, invented in New Orleans in the 19th century."


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  • 1/4 teaspoon anise flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 dashes Peychaud bitters
  • ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup rye whiskey
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish
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    1. Store a cocktail glass in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes before making the cocktail.
    2. Pour the anise flavored liqueur into the frosted glass and turn to coat the sides. Dump excess liqueur in the sink (or drink it!). Add sugar, water and bitters to the glass, stirring to dissolve. Strain into the glass and pour in the rye. Stir and garnish with a twist of lemon.

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