101 Best New Cocktails: Good Night Sazerac by Leonardo Leuci, Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, Rome, Italy
“This is my personal twist on the classic Sazerac, using two typical Roman ingredients like the chamomile and the Sambuca, and also replacing the Peychaud’s with an Italian bitter like Campari.” Leonardo Leuci.
1 teaspoon sambuca
45 ml (1.5 oz) Evan Williams Black Label bourbon
1 teaspoon homemade chamomile syrup
1 dash Campari
1 dash orange bitters
1 lemon twist, as garnish
Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling with crushed ice. Discard the ice, then add the sambuca to the glass; swirl it around to coat the inside entirely. Discard the excess. Stir the remaining ingredients gently over ice and strain into the prepared glass. Add the garnish.
gaz sez: Leonardo’s using my house bourbon in this one, so he must be a decent lad, right? This is a serious drink. Something that makes you stand up and take notice. It works well with or without the Sambuca rinse, so feel free to try it both ways.