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Southside Cocktail Recipe

Southside Cocktail

Where the Eastside used cucumber, its sibling the Southside likes mint. This recipe would traditionally call for a classic white-sugar simple syrup. While the resulting pale green color is quite pretty, I found out some years ago that I loved the rich, round, sweetness of a brown sugar syrup with mint, which gives the Southside a darker color. My personal recommendation is thus to try the brown sugar syrup and be surprised by its mellow and aromatic addition to your cocktail. This drink is a must in a coupette and is commonplace anywhere it’s getting hot. Add this to your repertoire and impress your dinner guests.

Sazerac Cocktail

Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

Graham Gammel
Step-by-step instructions and ingredients for creating the Sazerac Cocktail Recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1 oz rye
  • 1 oz cognac
  • 1 white sugar cube
  • ¼ oz of absinthe
  • Angostura bitters
  • Peychaud’s bitters
  • Lemon zest


  • Add your absinthe to a glass that is chilling with ice and rinse the absinthe throughout
  • Once the glass is chilled, discard the absinthe
  • In a mixing glass, combine the sugar, a splash of water (¾ oz) and 2 dashes each of Angostura and Peychaud’s. Muddle together
  • Add the rye and cognac, ice, and stir until chilled and lightly diluted
    Sazerac Cocktail
  • Strain into your absinthe-rinsed glass, zest the rim and stem with lemon zest.
  • Enjoy
    Sazerac Cocktail


And... here it is:
Sazerac Cocktail

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