Crowned the official cocktail of the city of New Orleans in 2008, this close cousin of the Old Fashioned has been around since its creation in the 1800s. Traditionally, the recipe called for French Brandy or Cognac until it was replaced with American Rye Whiskey during the 19th centutry. However, this recipe calls for a combination of both spirits to come to a delicious compromise.
30ml Rye Whiskey
3 Dashes Peychaud's Bitters
1 Sugar Cube
Absinthe to rinse the glass
Rinse a chilled old-fashioned glass with absinthe and discard the excess. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into the absinthe rinsed glass. Twist a lemon peel over the drink to express the oils, and garnish with the peel.