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The Amami Sazerac replaces cognac or rye whiskey with Nankai Gold Kokuto Shochu for a well balanced and aromatic cocktail. Herbal notes perfectly married with the tropical fruit and spice notes of Nankai Gold.
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2 Old Fashioned Glasses
Absinthe or Herbsainte
Fresh Lemon Juice
Peychaud or Angostura
Add ice to first glass. Let chill.
Add sugar cube, lemon juice, and bitters to second glass. Muddle.
1 cube Sugar,
0.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice,
2-3 dashed Aromatic Bitters
Add Nankai Gold and ice to second glass. Stir to chill.
2 oz Nankai Gold
Throw away ice from first glass. Wash glass with absinthe.
0.25 oz Absinthe or Herbsainte
Add large ice cube to first glass.
Strain second glass contents into first glass.
Express lemon peel over first glass and serve.
1 piece Lemon Peel
Note: If you want an easier method, you can skip the 2-glass approach to making a Sazerac and instead just add the absinthe to step 3, mixing all the ingredients together after muddling.