In this basic Sazerac variation, Mike Ryan supplements the rye with Cognac, adding a layer of fruity complexity (Cognac is made from grapes). Slideshow: Excellent Reinvented Classic Cocktails
Rinse a chilled rocks glass with the absinthe; pour out the excess. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the rye, Cognac, Rich Simple Syrup and bitters and stir well. Strain into the rocks glass, pinch the twist over the drink and discard.