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Enjoy a New Orleans Favorite with a Northerner's Flair
The Sazerac cocktail, a New Orleans native, takes on a Keystone State flair in this blueberry and maple rendition of the famous classic.

Posted by Rachel (Simple Seasonal) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Rachel (Simple Seasonal)'s 13 projects »
  • Step 1

    Rinse the inside of a glass with absinthe by putting a small amount in and rolling the glass around in your hands. Pour the rest back in the bottle or discard.

  • Step 2

    In a mixing tin, muddle the blueberries until all the juice has been released.

  • Step 3

    Fill the tin halfway with ice.

  • Step 4

    Add the whiskey, maple syrup and 5 dashes of Peychaud's.

  • Step 5

    Using a bar spoon, stir the ingredients until well mixed.

  • Step 6

    Strain into a glass using both a Hawthorne and a small mesh strainer in order to catch all of the blueberry pulp.

  • Step 7

    Squeeze a lemon zest over the glass to release the oils and garnish with a lemon twist.

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