This is the true New Orleans original. Antoine Peychaud (a pharmicist) had invented his own bitters for the cure of ailments and one day someone decided to make it a bit less medicinal. It's critical for the true New Orleans Original to have the Peychauds, Sazerac, and Herbsaint all of which were born in and are made near New Orleans.
|1 tsp sugar|
|1 tsp water|
|3 dashes Peychaud bitters|
|2 oz Sazerac rye bourbon whiskey|
Preparation: How to make a Real New Orleans Sazerac
- Take two old-fashioned glasses. Chill one with crushed ice.
- In the other: muddle the sugar cube, water, and bitters.
- Add the bourbon (or brandy if you want another 1850's version) and stir.
- Dump the ice from the first glass and pour enough of the Herbsaint to coat the inside of the glass (a wash).
- Swirl it around, then dump the rest.
- Add new ice and the contents of the second glass.
- Finally twist a lemon peel over it, but don't add it to the drink.