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The Mindblowing, Palate Blasting, "Original Sazerac"


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The Mindblowing, Palate Blasting, "Original Sazerac"

davis_sq_pro | Feb 4, 2013 09:29 AM

Last night a relative brought over a bottle of Absente absinthe that had been "smuggled" back from France (apparently said smugglers haven't visited a liquor store in the US recently), and asked me to make him a Sazerac.

I got out the usual ingredients and started putting things together, and was immediately told that I was doing it wrong!

My relative pointed to the box the absinthe bottle had come in, and printed there was a recipe for the "Original Sazerac." Clearly Wondrich and other cocktail historians have it all wrong; the Absente company has unearthed the correct recipe. And what a beauty it is.

Let me know if you try this "Original" version; I'm sticking with the clearly incorrect version printed on the back of the Peychaud's bottle :-)

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