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Low-Calorie Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

This Kentucky Derby, Skip Mint Juleps For a Low-Cal Sazerac

The 138th Kentucky Derby is this weekend, so grab your wide-brimmed hats and kick back with a classic mint julep cocktail — just go easy on all that sweet stuff. Traditionally made with simple syrup, mint juleps are nothing if not a sugar high waiting to happen. You could skip the drink altogether in favor of another traditional whiskey cocktail from the South: the sazerac. With only a touch of sugar, a sazerac falls right around the 150-calorie mark. Easy drinking for a day at the races!

Learn how to make America's oldest cocktail after the break!

Sazerac

Sazerac

Epic Roasthouse Sazerac Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

1/8 ounce Herbsaint or Absinthe
Sugar cube
3-4 dashes Peychaud's bitters
2 ounces Old Overholt Rye
Lemon twist, for garnish

Directions

  1. Rinse a straight-sided Collins glass with Herbsaint.
  2. Moisten a sugar cube under running water, then muddle it well in a mixing glass with the Peychaud's bitters.
  3. Pour in the rye whiskey, and stir to further dissolve the sugar. Add ice and churn everything with a bar spoon.
  4. Pour into the prepared glass and garnish with lemon twist.

Makes 1 cocktail.

Source: Flickr user boozeinprettycups

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