High Plains Drifter Cocktail

Let’s take a brief aside from my usual fruity cocktails for one way-more nuanced than I could actually put together on my own. I came across this drink in the latest issue of Men’s Fitness—and no, I’m not a regular reader, Matt is.

High Plains Drifter Cocktail via Bakers Royale

He left the magazine out with some he dog-earred recipes. Of course what did I make first? This High Plains Drifter drink—something that was not dog earred.

High Plains Drifter Cocktail from Bakers RoyaleIt was worth it. The drink is basically a Sazerac, but what sets this one apart is the sarsaparilla. Yes, a dash is all that is needed to transform this drink from good to great.

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High Plains Drifter

adapted from Men's Fitness, Issue: September 2013

Yield: Makes 1 drink

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • 1 dash of agave
  • 1/3 cup of ice
  • Absinthe
  • 1 dash of sarsaparilla

Directions:

  1. Add whiskey, bitters, agave and ice to a mixing glass. Stir with a bar spoon.
  2. Rinse the glass with absinthe to coat. Dump out excess. Strain mixture into glass. *Optional: Garnish with an orange zest.
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12 Responses to “High Plains Drifter Cocktail”

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    Jultchik — August 9, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    great light and composition!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 9, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Sounds great! Love the photos!

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    Jessica L. — August 9, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    I love these photos and how different they are from the ones you posted yesterday. You’ve got great range lady, keep it up.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 9, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    i love these photos. they evoke a dark, manly emotion. you’re so great at photography – you should really teach a class or something. i’d totally come :)

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 9, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    Sometimes the best thing comes by accident don’t they? I see you got your photo grove back ( not that you ever lost it in my opinion). Stunning!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — August 9, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    You always take the best photographs! This drinks looks like the embodiment of a mysterious woman.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 9, 2013 @ 10:35 am

    Such a great evening cocktail to kick back. Love the photos.

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    Tieghan — August 9, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    These are the perfect photos for this drink. They set the mood!

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    Tahnycooks — August 10, 2013 @ 3:28 am

    Nailed it! Great photos! I’m gonna make this drink for my hubby!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 10, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    Sounds like a great cocktail and I just love the styling on this photo. Perfect!

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    Beth @ bethcakes — August 12, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    I am so in love with your food/photo styling. :)

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    Hazel — January 11, 2014 @ 2:09 am

    I’m not sure what the teanslation is of sarsaparilla but think this cocktail will do my guy a favour too!
    I also really love your styling and setting in these pics. Really nice mood your creating with it.

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