The Official cocktail of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana
1 tablespoon Herbsaint or Absinthe
1 ½ ounces rye whiskey, preferably Old Overholt or Sazerac rye
½ teaspoon Simple Syrup
4 to 5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 lemon twist with the white pith removed, for garnish
Pour the Herbsaint/Absinthe into a rocks glass and swirl to coat the inside. Discard any excess. Fill the glass with ice to chill.
Combine rye, Simple Syrup, Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake vigorously.
Discard the ice from the glass and strain the shaker mixture into the glass. Rub the rim of the glass with the lemon twist, add to the drink and serve immediately.
(Makes 1 cocktail)