Duchess Cocktail (Waldorf-Astoria)

1 dash of orange bitters
1/3 absinthe
1/3 French vermouth
1/3 Italian vermouth 
 

Stir in iced mixing glass and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book

A Classic Cocktail

Sazerac (Waldorf-Astoria)

Add to iced tumbler, shake and strain into a cocktail glass:
 
2 dashes of Peychaud Bitters
1 dash absinthe
1 dash Italian vermouth
1 jigger bourbon or Scotch

 

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, 1933

 

Ed. note: The recipe given in The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book differs from both the original and traditional New Orleans recipes.  The former calls for cognac,  Peychaud's Bitters and sugar.   The latter calls for rye whiskey in place of the cognac, a rinse of absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters and sugar. ~ Hiram

 

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