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Golden Sazerac

This cocktail was created by Giuseppe González at Suffolk Arms for Cognac Classics Week, presented by and Hennessy VSOP Privilège.


  • Absinthe
  • 2 1/4 oz Hennessy VSOP cognac
  • 6 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 barspoon Lyle's Golden syrup
  • Garnish: Lemon peel


  1. Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe, discarding any excess, and set aside.

  2. Add the cognac, bitters and syrup to a mixing glass, and fill with ice.

  3. Stir and strain into the prepared glass.

  4. Garnish by twisting the lemon peel over the surface of the drink to express its oils, then discard.