FEW Straight Rye Whiskey, a (70%rye, 20% corn, 10% malted barley) mash bill, forms the base of the spirit. However, the distiller proofs the barrel-strength rye whiskey down to bottling strength using 8 Immortals tea instead of water. Grown at an altitude of 2000 feet, in the southeastern corner of Guangdong Province, China, the Dancong oolong leaves are a real prize among tea nerds.)
- Base Spirit Cognac, Whiskey
- Preparation Stir
- Flavor Boozy
- Served Up
Natasha David, 2014
This take on the Sazerac splits the core between Cognac and rye, but adds a delicate banana liqueur and swaps out the classic Peychaud’s bitters in favor of The Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters.
Recipe from Cocktail Codex, buy the full book here.
- Rinse a chilled Old-Fashioned glass with absinthe and dump.
- Stir remaining ingredients over ice and strain into the glass.
- Express the lemon twist over the drink and discard.