It’s Friday, and this Mutineer is looking forward to knocking off for the weekend and plans to kick off the weekend by mixing up a cocktail. If you are looking for something new to try, Swift’s Attic in Austin, TX makes a cocktail called The Razercrac, which is based upon that old New Orleans favorite the Sazerac.
“This was originally going to be a take on an old-school Sazerac, but I wanted to use the Chopin rye vodka because it makes for really smooth, easily drinkable drinks. This is a great alternative for people who don’t like the rye-whiskey taste of a Sazerac, and it’s a great pairing for the Martini & Rossi vermouth, since it’s on the sweeter side, to balance the bitter notes. Like the original, we still used an absinthe-dusted glass and a bit of Peychaud’s bitters. Zest the orange into the drink and stir with the zest to bring out all of the flavors.” – Jeff Hammett, Bar Manager of Jeff Swift’s Attic
1 1/2 oz. Chopin Rye Vodka
1 oz. M&R Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Absinthe dusted glass
Stirred and strained over ice with orange zest
Have a mutinous weekend!