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Sazerac

Time 5 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Sazerac
(Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times)
1

Fill the cocktail glass with ice and allow to chill. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the sugar with one-half teaspoon water. Add a few ice cubes to the shaker, along with the whiskey, bitters and lemon twist, and stir the mixture until it is cold.

2

Discard the ice in the cocktail glass and add a dash of absinthe to the glass. Swirl the glass to allow the absinthe to coat the interior. Strain the cocktail into the glass and serve with a glass of ice water on the side.

Adapted from “Imbibe!” by David Wondrich. The author recommends the Sazerac company’s 6-year-old rye whiskey or the Rittenhouse Bonded Rye. The drink should be served in a Manhattan-style cocktail glass.

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