Smoked Cherry Sazerac

Recipes

Smoked Cherry Sazerac

Featuring Hard Truth’s High Road Rye, the Smoked Cherry Sazerac adds delightful nuance and dimension to this classic cocktail with savory woodsmoke and sweet syrup from Luxardo’s rich, candied cherries.

Ingredients

2 oz. High Road Rye
3 barspoons Luxardo syrup*
5 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Absinthe rinse
Lemon peel, to garnish

Directions

1. Rinse rocks glass with absinthe, then set aside.
2. Add High Road Rye Whiskey, bitters, and syrup to ice-filled mixing beaker, and stir to chill.
3. Single strain mixture into prepared glass.
4. Express lemon peel over drink and around glass rim, then drop into drink to garnish.
5. Smoke cocktail, cover to hold in smoke, then remove cover to serve.
*While Luxardo-style syrups are available for purchase, we recommend dipping it directly from your jar of Luxardo cherries.

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