Nothing crazy here. Nothing new. We present the official cocktail of New Orleans, the perfect drink to celebrate the proud city hosting the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras.
The history of this cocktail goes back to the mid 19th Century. When absinthe became outlawed in 1912, Herbsaint became the substitution of choice, and remains a favored option. In case you missed the memo, absinthe was legalized in 2007 in United States (sans those "special" ingredients which led to its original ban).
Muddle Bitters and Sugar/Simple Syrup in a Mixing Glass. Add Whiskey and Ice. Stir. Rinse a pre-chilled Rocks (Old Fashioned) Glass with Absinthe or Herbasint (anise liqueur) for flavor. Strain mixed ingredients into the Rocks Glass. Final cocktail should be ice free with the garnish preferably not in contact with the liquid.