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.
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- Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
- Active time: 2 minutes
- Total time:2 minutes
- Absinthe, for rinse
- 2 ounces añejo tequila
- 1/2 ounce Creme de Cacao, such as Tempus Fugit
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Garnish: orange twist
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.