Sazaracs are for Lovers

The Virginia Sazarac A.K.A. Sazaracs are for lovers:

•1.5oz @catoctincreek rye whiskey
•Barspoon of Blood Orange Saffron Element Shrub
•Barspoon of simple syrup
•3-4 dashes @peychauds bitters
•1/4oz @mtdefiance absinthe
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Rinse a chilled rocks glass with the absinthe. Drink any residual absinthe that doesn't cover the glass. In a mixing glass, add rye, shrub and simple and stir with ice.
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Strain into your absinthe-rinsed rocks glass. No ice. Express and discard a lemons twist.
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