Try our classic sazerac cocktail recipe then check out our sloe sazerac, vieux carré cocktail, grasshopper cocktail and more American cocktails.

Recipe tip: Don't skip the Peychaud bitters or absinthe rinse – they're crucial to the final flavour of a sazerac


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 50ml rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes Peychaud bitters
  • 5ml absinthe
  • a twist of peel lemon


  • STEP 1

    Put the sugar into an old fashioned glass. Add the bitters and muddle the sugar cube using a little water if needed. Tip in the whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir until the sugar has disolved and the whiskey has been diluted to your taste.

  • STEP 2

    Add the absinthe to the other glass and swirl to coat the inside then tip away the excess. Strain the whiskey mix into the absinthe-coated glass, twist the lemon peel over and drop it in to serve.


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