Two classic cocktails

20 Jun


I know it is not technically happy hour or Friday yet, but I feel like the internet really needs this right now. Drinks guys, drinks. Last week, teachers Jill and Genevieve were kind enough to share a recipe for their favorite classic cocktail.  The workshop covered a bit of cocktail history, and the following recipes are for truly classic Old Fashioneds and Sazerac cocktails. Enjoy!

G’s Old Fashioned

1 ½ oz bourbon
1 tsp Bitter Housewife Bitters (or 2-3 generous dashes of Angostura)
1 tsp rich syrup*
Orange wedge
Brandied cherry
Generous splash of soda water

*2 parts demerara or turbinado sugar, 1 part water

Muddle orange, cherry, bitters and rich syrup in an old fashioned glass. Pour in bourbon and soda. Add ice, stir and enjoy!

Jill’s Classic Sazerac

2 Oz Rye Whiskey
Rinse of Herb Sainte / Absinthe
Sugar Cube
Pechards Bitters

Fill a tumbler with ice to cool glass. In a mixing glass add one sugar cube and douse with bitters, about three decent dashes should suffice. Muddle until a paste forms, then add your whiskey and dry stir with a bar spoon. Add ice and stir until ice has diluted the mixture slightly. Dump the ice in your tumbler and coat with an Absinthe / Herb Sainte rinse. Strain the Rye and bitters into the tumbler and garnish with an orange peel.


One Response to “Two classic cocktails”

  1. Spotted SF July 16, 2013 at 8:36 PM #

    I missed this class at Makeshift. I’m a member there. But thanks for sharing the recipes:)

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