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Hennessy Sazerac

Hennessy Sazerac

Hennessy Sazerac

  • cognac
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 2 min
The Sazerac, named after a famous bar in Louisiana, was created in 1850 by Aaron Bird, an inspired mixologist. The cognac’s warmth and spices, coupled with the bitters and balanced out by crisp notes of lemon, blends with the absinthe perfectly.


  • 1.75 oz Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège 
  • 0.25 oz Absinthe
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 5 Angostura bitter dashes
  • 1 lemon zest


  • Old fashioned
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Ice cube tray

How to Mix

  1. Combine Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège, syrup, and bitters in a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir until well chilled.
  3. Strain into a Rocks glass washed with Absinthe.
  4. Garnish with lemon twist.

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