This classic whiskey cocktail was invented in the mid-1800s at the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans. It is delicately laced with aromas of citrus and subtle notes of spices- and is also the perfect autumn drink. PICTURE: ANDREW BARROW
If you’re not able to get out and about on World Cocktail Day, you can still partake in the festivities by making yourself a classic cocktail at home. 
Stock up on Angostura bitters and try out the Sazerac- thought to be the world’s oldest cocktail. 

Sazerac
This classic whiskey cocktail was invented in the mid-1800s at the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans. It is delicately laced with aromas of citrus and subtle notes of spices- and is also the perfect autumn drink. 

Ingredients

  • 1-2 sugar cubes
  • 2 dashes Angostura orange bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 59ml whisky
  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • 7ml absinthe
  • Glass: Rocks
  • Garnish: Lemon Twist

Method
 
  • Muddle sugar cubes, orange bitters and aromatic bitters in a rocks glass. 
  • Add whiskey and stir gently. 
  • Add cubed ice and stir until chilled. 
  • Add Absinthe to a second chilled rocks glass and swirl to evenly coat glass.
  • Discard absinthe from second glass then strain and pour in mixture from first rocks glass. 
  • Rim glass with lemon twist and place in glass as garnish.