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VSOP Sazerac

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Elevate the iconic recipe with Hennessy VSOP. Its natural balance of strength and smoothness makes it the ideal cognac for cocktails. And as far as cognac cocktails go, you can’t do much better than the Sazerac.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “3 Festive Cognac Cocktails to Ring in the New Year Right.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 oz Hennessy VSOP Privilège cognac
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • 5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 13/100 oz Absinthe
  • Garnish: Lemon twist

Steps

  1. Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe and set aside.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.

  3. Strain into the prepared glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.