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Sazerac or Old Fashioned?

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  1. ElTexan

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    I like both, but between the two I would choose a Sazerac cocktail. The Absinthe puts it over the top for me. I also love Rye Whiskey.

    Easy to sip on one of those and imagine yourself chilling somewhere in New Orleans 100 years ago.
     
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    I enjoy them.both as well but find most bartenders can really fuck up a good old fashioned with ease unless you are at a bar where the staffs skill.matters.....
     
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    I was at a fine, Las Vegas steakhouse that's owned by a noted New Orleanian. I was at the bar by myself and had been chatting up the bartender (or mixologist, if you're into that sort of thing) and developed a little rapport. I asked her how her Sazeracs were and she told me you can't get a job there without being able to knock a Sazerac out of the park every time, so I ordered one. She looked around and asked me if I wanted the real thing and of course I said YES. She opens a low cupboard behind the bar, reaches deep into it and pulls out a bottle of absinthe... Best fucking Sazerac Cocktail I've ever had.
     
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    I like rye as well, though I'm partial to bourbon. Typically, I go for either Bulleit or Sazerac.

    Have you tried Angel's Envy Finished Rye? I had a couple of glasses last night at a local whiskey bar and Hole E Shit, is that stuff good. I know it's not a typical rye because of the finishing, and I wouldn't want to drink too much of it, but a glass or two at the right time would be perfect. I'm going out today to find a bottle.

    If you haven't tried it, you have to, Champ.
     
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    Have only had a Sazerac in New Orleans. Loved it.

    Don't think I've ever ordered an Old Fashioned at a bar, so my vote goes to Sazerac.
     
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    I haven't had the pleasure of trying that yet.
    I will seek it out!
     
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    It's finished in Caribbean Rum barrels, so it's got those sweet spice flavors, but you also taste the rye. Really fucking good.
     
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    I have never had an authentic Sazerac. I can make bastard ones at home, but I don't have absinthe.

    Old Fashioned...it's okay, but I'd just as soon have a Whiskey Sour. We found this local mixer recently:

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    I see you have a mildly positive opinion regarding this product or event
     
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    Have you tried more than one of their products? We only have had the Maple Sour. The wife likes it because of the cane sugar and no chemical additives
     
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    I have one fancy-pants rhubarb syrup mixer from some hipster place in one of the boroughs that I picked up randomly at a distillery in Roscoe, NY.

    Would have to look to see if it's the same place or not.
     
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    Doesn't shit like that, full of sugar, give you ridiculous hangovers?
     
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    Not to me, but for some people, yeah...including the old lady. That's why we don't do those other mixers that have a ton of corn syrup in them.

    When we've done Old Fashioned's at home, we'll use maple syrup instead of refined sugar, that doesn't seem to bother her as much. But then again, it could be the roofies
     
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    It's pretty hard to get a good Sazerac outside of New Orleans and a few other southern cities. But they are better if you can get a good one.

    I like Old Fashioneds too, in fact they are my go-to cocktail, but cmon man.

    I have a friend whose husband makes killer Sazeracs at his house. But he is a huge foodie and gets good ingredients for them.