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Improved Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American


The improved whiskey cocktail is a mix between a Sazerac and the Old Fashioned. Sound good? This just may be your new favorite whiksey cocktail.


  • 2 ounce rye or bourbon
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon absinthe
  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • lemon peel for garnish


  1. In a Boston shaker or mixing glass, combine all ingredients except for the lemon peel. Fill mixing glass halfway with ice, then stir vigorously for 15 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass over a giant ice cube.
  3. Squeeze lemon peel over the glass to extract oils, wipe the rim of the glass with the peel, and add to the glass or discard.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 6.2g
  • Sodium: 107mg
  • Fat: 1.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.1g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: improved whiskey cocktail, classic whiskey cocktail


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