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Sazerac

This may seem like a very exact method, but ritual is very much part of mixing a Southern drink.

  • yield: Makes 1 drink

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Ingredients

  • Small lump sugar
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Dash of Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 shot Rye whiskey, such as Jack Daniel's, about 1 1/2 ounces
  • Crushed ice
  • Herbsaint
  • Lemon peel

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Fill Sazerac glasses with ice cubes to chill.

  2. Step 2

    Remove ice from one chilled glass. Place lump of sugar, dash of Angostura bitters, dash of Peychaud's bitters, and a dash of water in glass. Mash together with muddler or back of a spoon. Add rye and crushed ice.

  3. Step 3

    Remove ice cubes from remaining glass. Give glass 2 or 3 dashes Herbsaint, roll in hands, and empty over sink, letting Herbsaint drip out of glass.

  4. Step 4

    Strain mixture into the glass coated with Herbsaint. Squeeze a small piece of lemon peel into drink. Rub rim of glass with peel and place in glass as a garnish. Serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

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