The Rum Sazerac is a delightful twist on the classic Sazerac cocktail. This cocktail is full of bold flavors and is perfect for those looking for a drink with a little extra kick.
To make a Rum Sazerac, you will need a few key ingredients. Start with a good quality rum, preferably aged to add depth and complexity to the drink. You will also need some absinthe or an absinthe substitute, sugar, and aromatic bitters.
To prepare the cocktail, start by chilling an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice. In a separate mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube with a few dashes of bitters until it is well dissolved. Add the rum to the mixing glass and stir well to combine the flavors.
Next, take the chilled old-fashioned glass and discard the ice. Then, pour in a small amount of absinthe and swirl it around to coat the inside of the glass. This step adds a hint of anise flavor to the cocktail.
Now it's time to strain the rum mixture into the prepared glass. Take a julep strainer or a fine-mesh strainer and hold it over the glass as you pour to catch any ice or residue from the mixing glass. This will ensure a smooth and clear cocktail.
Finally, garnish the Rum Sazerac with a lemon twist. To do this, take a strip of lemon peel and twist it over the glass to release the fragrant citrus oils. Rub the peel around the rim of the glass before dropping it in as a garnish.
The Rum Sazerac is a strong and flavorful cocktail that will impress your guests with its complexity and depth of flavors. It is a great choice for those who enjoy sipping on a strong and aromatic drink. Give this unique twist on a classic cocktail a try and discover a new favorite.