We know that Valentine’s Day was last week, but at the Journelle HQ, we’re still feeling a bit of a rush. Maybe it was the combination of V-Day and the 3-day weekend, or maybe because it’s starting to get sort of warm in the city (and hey, we even saw the sun a bit this week!), but we’re feeling a bit feisty. We’re chatting about plans for spring, how great the long weekend of romance was (more, please?) and what’s next. You know we’ve always got some big plans in the queue (and we really can’t wait to let you all in on our secrets), but for right now, we’re just going to keep on with this mysterious + vixen-y vibe we’re feeling. So this week we’re channeling our inner siren and going to the dark side. Why? Because it’s so much more fun to play dirty than nice.
Release the seductress in you and put on something your grandmother would surely not approve of: the Lascivious Rachel set. And the drink? A sazerac, of course.
1 sugar cube
1 1/2 oz. American rye whiskey or bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Absinthe or other anise-flavored liqueur to coat the glass
Twist of lemon
Start with 2 highball glasses. Fill one with ice and set aside. In the other glass, put sugar cube, whiskey, and bitters. Stir to crush the sugar cube. Add ice and stir. Dump the ice out of the first glass. Rinse with absinthe. Strain the sugar and whiskey mixture into coated glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Recipe + image found here.