One of America’s first “branded” cocktails, the Sazerac was originally made with Sazerac de Forge et Fils cognac. Today, though, rye is the main ingredient.
- 1.5 ounces Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey
- .25 ounce absinthe
- 1 sugar cube
- 1 dash of bitters
Coat the interior of a chilled old-fashioned glass with absinthe and set aside. Muddle sugar cube with a drop of water in a mixing glass. Add ice, whiskey, and bitters to the glass and stir. Strain into the chilled absinthe-rinsed glass and garnish with a lemon twist.