Catoctin Creek Sazerac

This classic cocktail is made with Delaware Phoenix absinthe, the very best absinthe in the United States.  Made by master distiller Cheryl Lins, Delaware Phoenix create extremely limited micro batches of their absinthe.  If you can find it, get some!  My favorite of their absinthes is their Walton Waters.

3 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
¾ oz simple syrup
4 dashes Peychaud bitters
Delaware Phoenix Absinthe
Meyer lemon twist, for garnish

Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice water and letting it sit while preparing the rest of the drink.

In a separate mixing glass, muddle the simple syrup and Peychaud bitters. Add the Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye whisky and ice to the bitters mixture and stir to chill the mixture.

Discard the ice in the chilled glass and rinse it with the Delaware Phoenix absinthe by pouring a small amount into the glass, swirling it to coat all the edges of the glass, and discarding the rest of the liquid.  (I'm stingy with my Delaware Phoenix absinthe, so I save the "pour off" for a later cocktail!  I just can't waste any of that stuff!)

Strain the whisky mixture from the mixing glass into the old fashioned glass. Twist the Meyer lemon peel over the glass so that the lemon oil cascades into the drink, then rub the peel over the rim of the glass.  Do not put the twist in the drink as this is a major faux pas.

Enjoy a truly eclectic beverage!

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Catoctin Creek - Best of Virginia 2022

Once again, Catoctin Creek has been awarded #1 BEST OF VIRGINIA for Distillery in Northern Virginia in Virginia Living magazine! Nestled* on the banks of its namesake creek, Catoctin opening in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since...

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Maggie Kimberl of American Whiskey magazine recently caught up with Becky Harris for an update on the distillery: MK: Catoctin Creek whiskeys have garnered some major accolades over the years. What are you most proud of? RH: This is a really challenging...

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Hot Honey Finish Release

  MAY 23   Barrel Select Hot Honey Finish Whisky Release 8:00am Beginning Monday, May 23rd at 8am, we will release the Catoctin Creek Barrel Select Hot Honey Finish whisky!  Just in time for Father's Day!! ...

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  JUN 10   Dinner at the Distillery with Chef Erik Foxx 7:00pm—9:30pm Join us for our summer dinner at the distillery with special guest chef, Erik Foxx!  Dinner will be a four-course affair, using seasonal...

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Catoctin Creek Bottling Workshop

  JUN 18   Bottling Workshop 10:00am—12:00pm Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct one of our famous Bottling Workshops!  Here's your chance to volunteer and learn how to bottle, cap, seal, and label Roundstone Rye. Get...

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