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Amami Sazerac Kokuto Shochu
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Amami Sazerac

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.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Keyword: absinthe, classic cocktail, cognac, kokuto shochu, nankai gold, rye whiskey, Sazerac, Shochu cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 157kcal


  • 2 Old Fashioned Glasses


  • 2 oz Nankai Gold
  • 0.25 oz Absinthe or Herbsainte
  • 1 cube Sugar
  • 0.25 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2-3 dashed Aromatic Bitters Peychaud or Angostura
  • 1 piece Lemon Peel for garnish


  • 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.


Serving: 2.5oz | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sugar: 4g