By Robert Hess
Originally made with Cognac, before Phylloxera vastatrix destroyed grape vines across France, now widely made with rye whiskey, the Sazerac is the quintessential New Orleans cocktail. since in preparation and complex in flavor profile, it is not to be missed.
1/4 oz simple syrup
two dashes Peychaud's Bitters
2 oz rye whiskey
Absinthe or Hersaint
Chill small old fashioned glass by filling with ice.
To another glass add first three ingredients.
Stir with ice.
Discard ice from chilled old fashioned glass.
Rinse or spray with Absinthe or Herbsaint.
Strain other ingredients into prepared glass.
Garnish with a lemon peel.