The Sazerac - the recipe

From The Boys' and Girls' Little Book of Alcohol, an eBook for kindle, nook, and iBooks. If you like what you read, buy the book!

1/4 cup of rye
1 tsp. “Really Simple Syrup”—put equal parts sugar and water into a jar, tighten the lid, and shake until the sugar is dissolved
4 dashes of bitters (Snotty N’Awlanders demand Peychaud’s, but use Angostura on principle)
Absinthe or Pernod—1/2 tsp. in the original, but pour as much as you want

Dump all ingredients sloppily into any size glass except a 3.5 ouncer. Disregard the lemon. Stir with your finger, lick the finger in front of your guests, and serve.