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Sazerac Cocktail
One of the earliest American cocktails, from New Orleans, where Peychaud's bitters originated in the 1830s.



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Pour absinthe into chilled old-fashioned glass and roll around to coat the sides; pour out excess. In a separate old-fashioned glass, wet a sugar cube with a few drops of water or crushed ice. Add cognac and bitters, stir and then strain into the glass coated with absinthe. Twist a lemon peel over the rim and serve. 

Rye whiskey may be substituted for cognac.