Here’s how I made this.
- Ran cold water over a martini glass and put it in the freezer.
- Took an ice cube out of the freezer. I use ginormous ice cubes, in general, so they make drinks cold quicker, without diluting the spirits. You might need to use three normal ice cubes instead.
- Spoonful of sugar1 placed in tall glass.
- Add Peychaud’s Bitters2, and mash with a muddler. Toss in a few ounces of Rye Whiskey, and continue muddling. Add ice cube, and stir vigorously.
- Take martini glass out of the freezer, and add a drop of Absinthe to it. Swirl the Absinthe around the glass, and discard the rest.
- Decant the whiskey mixture into the martini glass.
- Slice a bit of lemon skin, express the juice of it on the edge of the glass, and drop it in the mixture.
- Drink, enjoy.
If I made this again, I would serve it in an old fashioned glass with ice – this would help dilute the whiskey a bit more. As it was, the whiskey had a bit of a bite still. Quite delicious, especially if you have a taste for rye whiskey.Footnotes: