This cocktail was created by Giuseppe González at Suffolk Arms for Cognac Classics Week, presented by Liquor.com and Hennessy VSOP Privilège.
- Absinthe, to rinse
- 2 1/4 ounces Hennessy VSOP cognac
- 1 barspoon Lyle's golden syrup
- 6 dashes Peychaud's bitters
- Garnish: lemon twist
Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe, discarding any excess, and set aside.
Add the cognac, bitters and syrup to a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into the prepared rocks glass.
Garnish by twisting a swath of lemon peel over the surface of the drink to express its oils, then discard.