Sorry I did not post a recipe Thursday. My blog was down. With my blog issues and being swamped at work, I think this recipe would hit the spot.
The Sazerac is a New Orleans variation of an old-fashioned cognac
or whiskey cocktail, named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of
cognac that was the original prime ingredient. It is sometimes referred
to as the oldest known American cocktail, with origins in pre-Civil
War New Orleans. On June 23, 2008 the Sazerac was proclaimed the
official cocktail of New Orleans.
1 Sugar Cube
1½ ounces Rye Whiskey
¼ ounce Herbsaint
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
1 Lemon Peel
Pack one Old-Fashioned glass with ice. In a second Old-Fashioned
glass, muddle the sugar cube and 3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters. Add
the rye whiskey to the sugar/bitters mixture. Empty the glass with the
ice in it. Pour the Herbsaint into the glass and swirl to coat the sides
of the glass. Discard any excess Herbsaint from the glass. The rye
mixture is then poured into the Herbsaint coated glass and the glass is
garnished with a lemon peel.