French Sazerac
© Tina Rupp

French Sazerac

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

The Sazerac is one of Romée de Goriainoff's favorite drinks. He spikes this version with absinthe-infused apple and uses Calvados in place of the traditional whiskey.

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  1. Ice
  2. 1/3 ounce Simple Syrup
  3. Dash of Peychaud's bitters
  4. 6 sweet apple slices, plus 1 very thin apple slice for garnish
  5. 1/4 ounce absinthe
  6. 1 2/3 ounces Calvados
  1. On a plate, sprinkle the 6 apple slices with the absinthe. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. In a pint glass, lightly muddle the infused apple slices. Add ice and the Calvados, Simple Syrup and bitters and stir well. Double strain into a chilled rocks glass and garnish with the remaining apple slice, pressing it against the inside of the glass.