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Toast to Obama

Alex, Lil, and I watched the inauguration with tears in our eyes today.  We believe there is a lot of room for change in this country, and our hope is with Obama. This afternoon we toasted the new president with a Sazerac cocktail.  This is one of the oldest known traditionally American cocktails, reportedly predating the Civil War.

sazerac to toast the president

Alex's version:

Swirl 1/4 ounce pernod or absinthe in old fashioned glass.  Discard (or chug) the absinthe.

Mix 1/2 tsp raw sugar, 3 dashes bitters, 1/4 tsp lemon juice, ice and 2 ounces rye in cocktail shaker.

Shake, strain, and serve in prepared glass.