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Golden Sazerac

Golden Sazerac cocktail

Giuseppe Gonzalez

This cocktail was created by Giuseppe González at Suffolk Arms for Cognac Classics Week, presented by 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


  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 with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  3. Strain into the prepared rocks glass.

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