Steen's Cane Syrup
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass pre-rinsed with Legendre Herbsaint Absinthe. Garnish with a lemon twist.
After the Diageo Happy Hour, Andrea and I strolled over to the Green Goddess to see if we could make a reservation for Friday night. When they replied that they do not take reservations, I asked if we could get a table for that night. Within 20 minutes, we had a table inside surrounded by various cocktail luminaries who also knew of the restaurant's wonders. While I do not like posting about drinks without exact proportion recipes, standard Sazerac proportions should yield a similar experience (see 2nd recipe in the link below). Moreover, this drink was too bad-assed not to write about it.
The Smith & Cross Rum donated a funky aroma that coupled well with the Herbsaint and lemon oil. The rum's bold taste was accented by the Peychaud's bitters and Herbsaint notes; moreover, the spirit's overproof nature increased the effect of these spice notes. Unlike the Sazerac I had last year in New Orleans at a non-Tales of the Cocktail event, this one was a slow sipper instead of an easy drinking heavily-sugared beverage. Not for beginners, but remember -- it simulates the austerity of wartime conditions!