'absinthe' on Serious Eats

Millionaire Cocktail

There are a few cocktails that go by this name, but my favorite is this version with rye (or bourbon), grenadine, pastis, curaçao or Grand Marnier, and an egg white. It's rich and mildly creamy, with mellow whiskey flavors rounded out by sweet fruitiness and just a hint of anise. More

Duck Fat Sazerac

When subjected to the fat-washing process, rye takes on an incredibly rich and silky texture. This luxurious cocktail from from Haddingtons in Austin, Texas tastes clean, nutty, and not the least bit cloying. More

Michael Neff's Bravo Cocktail

This boozy little cocktail isn't for those who stay safe with a vodka soda. It's the latest in a series of experiments I've conducted using different styles of whiskey in the same cocktail. I like the interplay between the mild peat flavor of the Sheep Dip with the delicate spice notes of the Templeton Rye. More

The Obituary Cocktail

The Obituary is an intriguing spin on a gin martini, probably getting its morbid name from the inclusion of absinthe (though a pastis like Pernod can be substituted). The result is a completely new drink; the introduction of an anise-y flavor highlights the aromatics already present in both gin and vermouth. More

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