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The Original Sazerac

Before it called for rye whiskey, the New Orleans classic was made with cognac.



  1. Rinse a chilled Old Fashioned glass with the absinthe, fill with crushed ice and set aside.

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

  3. Discard the ice and any excess absinthe from the prepared glass and strain the drink into it.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.