The Federation Recipe

The Federation
Nick Caruana

This Sazerac variation swaps in añejo tequila instead of rye and uses creme de cacao for sweetener. The result is smooth and refined, with layers of grassy agave and a chocolate tinge. You almost won't notice the absinthe is there, but without it, this drink is not the same.

Recipe Facts

Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • Absinthe, for rinse

  • 2 ounces añejo tequila

  • 1/2 ounce crème de cacao, such as Tempus Fugit

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Garnish: orange twist

Directions

  1. Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe, pour out remainder, then fill with ice. Add tequila, creme de cacao, and Angostura bitters. Stir gently. Garnish with orange twist and serve.

Special Equipment

Mixing glass, barspoon, strainer, rocks glass, citrus peeler

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
170 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)