Sumac Sazerac

Sumac Sazerac

The key to the Sazerac is quality of its ingredients.  Use a high quality rye for this cocktail.  It defines the palate.  Sumac bitters add aromatics and a little playfulness to an otherwise strong drink. 

Ingredients

  • Absinthe (to coat glass)
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 3 dashes Artemisia Sumac Bitters
  • Lemon rind, for garnish

Preparation

  1. Coat a chilled rocks glass with absinthe. In a shaker over plenty of ice, combine the simple syrup, rye, and bitters.  Stir. 
  2. Strain into the rocks glass. Twist a lemon rind over the glass to release its oils.  Drop the twist in the glass or garnish with a fresh one.  Serve up. 
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