Another simple, but very decadent cocktail, the Sazerac Cocktail, combines Herbsaint, rye whiskey, and sugar. Although you only need a few ingredients, remember that you'll need some skills to pull off the presentation. First, you have to muddle the sugar to incorporate the flavors properly.
This inventive cocktail takes a typical flavor profile, sweet and whiskey forward, and elevates it with maple syrup, rye whiskey, and Herbsaint. The combination is familiar enough to be instantly palatable but more elevated than most of the other drinks around. Garnish with ginger.
Bourbon and Herbsaint blend beautifully together, as this cocktail illustrates. Add in a bit of sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters, and you have yourself a multi-layered drink that's as potent as it is palatable. Of course, you can garnish it any way you'd like, but lemon peel in an elegant twist works very well.
Although this drink may taste fancy, it's made out of simple ingredients that any good home bar already has. You need rye whiskey, some bitter, homemade simple syrup, and Herbsaint to taste. The type of bitters is up to you, and different ones will lend a more fruity or different profile.
This drink has a cute, clever name and an interesting combination of chai, honey, cucumber, and citrus, along with a powerful dose of Herbsaint. The chai makes things interesting, playing well with the natural anise in the Herbsaint and lending a good amount of sweetness without being overpowering.
Many Herbsaint Cocktails are pretty strong, and Black Betty is undoubtedly no exception. You'll need four different types of booze to make this particular drink, including Herbsaint and rye. Serve ice-cold, and throw in a little lemon or orange peel to brighten things up at the end.
For this recipe, you'll need a light hand of Herbsaint, but the flavor and feel will still be there. You need to coat a rock's glass in Herbsaint, then add in your other mixed ingredients over cracked ice. In addition to Herbsaint, you'll use rye, bitters, and simple syrup. Lemon rounds the whole drink off.
Lemon-Herbsaint Poppers are a fun way to enjoy this spirit as a form of grown-up jello shot. You'll need gelatin, water, lemon, sugar, and Herbsaint, plus plenty of time for chilling out in the refrigerator. The hands-on time is negligible, but the chill time can take a few hours.
Herbsaint is an often-overlooked liquor that should have a more prominent place in your home bar. These Herbsaint cocktails certainly bring flavor and can elevate any of your gatherings.
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In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.