The Flint Sazerac

#TBT to that one time my buddy, Garry, came over for #frontporchdrinks and made us this phenomenal cocktail based on…a cologne?!! Yeah. That’s how Garry rolls. You see, he’s a mild-mannered businessman by day, and a vintage shave enthusiast by night. And a mixology mad-scientist by later night. If you’re a fan of old school shaving, you should really check out his Shaving Sample Shop (and if you purchase his subscription service, you will be the receiver of monthly sample boxes of his favorite finds), as well as his awesome Instagram. But I digress. COCKTAILS.

So, the inspirational cologne (if you’re interested, it’s this one) manifested into this completely delicious grapefruity-chocolatey-absinthey bourbon man-drink. And you know what’s funny? I’m not the biggest absinthe fan…but the subtle kick of it in this beverage was magnificent. Truly.


To make one serving, you will need:

  • Lowball glass
  • .25 oz. of absinthe (we recommend St. George Spirits’)
  • 1 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz. Godiva dark chocolate liqueur
  • 1 oz. of Bourbon (we used Bulleit)
  • ice (preferably something that will dilute slooooooowly, like a big cube or sphere)
  • grapefruit peel garnish

Rinse your glass with the absinthe (ie, roll it around so that it coats the inside of the glass). Dump excess (down your throat).

Place your ice of choice in the glass. Add your grapefruit juice, chocolate liqueur, and bourbon, then give the whole thing a good stir.

Top with grapefruit peel garnish.

Put it in your face.