Anything that uses bitters as a primary ingredient is worth a try in my book.


  • 3/4 oz Rye
  • 3/4 oz Peychaud's Bitters
  • 3/4 oz Herbsaint
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • Garnish: lemon peel

Source: Fred Yarm, via Kindred Cocktails

Homemade ingredients: simple syrup

I skimped on the sugar, but it is still awfully sweet. Next time I will reduce, or even eliminate the sugar altogether. The Herbsaint dominates the flavor. Maybe 1 oz Peychaud's to 1/2 oz Herbsaint? I will definitely try this again.

Updated 02/09/2016

Here's what I just poured:

  • 1 1/2 oz Rye
  • 1 oz Peychaud's Bitters
  • 1/2 oz Herbsaint
  • Garnish: lemon peel

The balance of rye to Peychaud's was better, but the drink tasted a bit thin. After adding about 1/4 oz of simple syrup back in, there was a sudden burst of anise flavor, and all was right with the world again. The sugar really brings flavors out of the Herbsaint that aren't apparent without it.

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