Looking to create the Minetta Tavern experience at home? Here is their recipe for a Maple Leaf Sazerac as published on FoodRepublic.com. Or stop by for one after the Central Village/ Soho Tour.

Servings:1 cocktail

1 3/4 oz. Rittenhouse rye whiskey

1/2 oz. Demerara
1/4 oz. Sortilège maple liqueur
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 oz. Absinthe, used as rinse


  1. Chill a rocks glass by adding ice and water. Set aside.
  2. Take a chilled mixing glass and dash in bitters, then add rye whiskey, demerara, and maple liqueur.
  3. Stir ingredients with ice for 10 to 15 seconds until desired dilution is reached. Discard ice from chilled rocks glass and coat inside lightly with absinthe.
  4. Strain mixing glass contents into chilled rocks glass and express oils from a lemon peel over top, then discard.