The Sazerac

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  1. Mike Anderson

    Mike Anderson Member

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    Anyone else a fan of this cocktail?

    I don't know why I didn't know about this drink until a couple years ago, and I didn't really like it the first time I had one, but it's really grown on me.

    As always, you can make a better quality cocktail at home if you get the technique down. And as always, you'll do best by using high quality liquor.

    I've tried a number of different approaches, but I like this one best. My only variation is to squeeze the lemon peel over a lit match at the end, then swipe it around the lip of the glass before dropping it in:

     
  2. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Bought a house a few blocks from the French Quarter just to be near this kind of stuff a few times a year. So, yes, I am a fan.
     
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    I make them once a month or so. It's fun trying different absinthe brands. Even though only a little is used, the impact on the drink's taste is significant. I've often used Sazarac brand rye, but recently switched to WhistlePig.
     
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  4. Mike Anderson

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    I'm a big fan of the WhistlePig too. Sazerac 18 is just as good, but it's hard to find. I just got a bottle of Willett's to try something new, and it's not bad at all.

    For absinthe, I'm using the St. George stuff, since they're right around the corner.
     
  5. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Cognac in mine please.
     
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  6. Mike Anderson

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    I haven't tried one with cognac yet, but I'll put it on my list.
     
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    Just had one last night. Love it
     
  8. Noise Under The Floor

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    Coincidentally, I had a few last night! My wife and I treated ourselves to really nice meal out (The Tasting Room in Frederick Maryland, incredible food BTW if you're in the area and feel like splurging) and I spotted that on the cocktail menu, piqued my interest, so that's what I indulged in. My wife ended up having to drive home :confused:
     
  9. Dexter.Sinister

    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

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    Best Saz I've sipped came from "The Corner" in downtown Miami. Aubrey aged it in a barrel for a month or two before rolling it out. Watching him build the cocktail was a treat straight out of Portlandia (stache and suspenders and all), but a damn fine sipper, that.
     
  10. xjojox

    xjojox Tardis-dwelling wanker Gold Supporting Member

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    My favorite old school cocktail...
     
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    If it weren't for the negroni, the sazerac would be the best cocktail of all time.

    imho, of course.
     

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