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    preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Gonna base it on the one at the Girl & the Goat. They use Old Overholt, cognac, some kind of absinthe.
    I'm gonna use Whistlepig Rye, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Lucid Absinthe, Peychaud Bitters. Luckily, Schafers in Skokie had Peychauds and it's on the way home from work. Peychauds clearly has a licorice (anise) aroma. Got the Whistlepig at Knightsbridge Wine in Northbrook; i think I remember reading about it in Malt Advocate. I also have bottles of Sazerac and vanWinkle rye; may have to do a comparison.
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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    looks like your set!
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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Interesting. Never tried it with rye and Cognac. Usually either or. Are you using equal parts?

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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Not sure of my source but I believe the first cocktail that was later to be known as the Sazerac was made with brandy as the spirit base.

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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Personally, I wouldn't mix a cocktail with such high end rye...Sazerac or Wild Turkey or Rittenhouse would do just fine for me
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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Not sure of my source but I believe the first cocktail that was later to be known as the Sazerac was made with brandy as the spirit base.
    That's my understanding. The legend is that it was Thomas Handy who first substituted rye for Cognac.

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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Part of the fun is experimenting. Either way it looks quite good.
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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    I have found lucid to be utterly dissapointing, especially when mixed with high end spirits. If you can find Tattoo out of British Columbia.. it is amazing straight or in a cocktail.
    HiroProtagonist: I am still trying to figure out what hookers and salsa have to do with each other..

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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by darkluna View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't mix a cocktail with such high end rye...Sazerac or Wild Turkey or Rittenhouse would do just fine for me
    I used to think similarly but I remember someone posting something like "For the best result, use the best ingredient." in a related discussion, decided to give it a go (GTS Manhattan), and was sold on this idea. Granted I don't mix cocktails that often and when I do I usually use something a lot cheaper but it's worthwhile to give these drinks a try with some of your favorite high end stuff if there is one you really like, imo.
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    Re: preparing to make Sazerac cocktail

    Quote Originally Posted by gothbat View Post
    I used to think similarly but I remember someone posting something like "For the best result, use the best ingredient." in a related discussion, decided to give it a go (GTS Manhattan), and was sold on this idea. Granted I don't mix cocktails that often and when I do I usually use something a lot cheaper but it's worthwhile to give these drinks a try with some of your favorite high end stuff if there is one you really like, imo.
    It doesn't hurt to try, I use WhistlePig occasionally in a Manhattan but I always mix it with something of good quality (Antica).

    My big beef and a numero uno rule I have is NEVER mix top shelf ingredients (like a high end whiskey) with cheap swill.

    30 year aged Reposado tequila and neon slime sour mix... NO!
    20 PVW poured into cheap cola... please don't do that

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