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The New Orleans classic Sazerac gets a clever upgrade with banana liqueur.


  • Absinthe
  • 1 oz Old Overholt Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Tariquet VSOP Armagnac
  • 1/2 oz Giffard Banane du Brésil liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp Demerara syrup*
  • 1 dash The Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Pour a little absinthe into a chilled rocks glass.

  2. Swirl to coat the inside, discard any excess and set the glass aside.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.

  4. Stir, and strain into the prepared glass.

  5. Twist a swatch of lemon peel over the drink and discard.