This diet cocktail was dreamed up by Orson Salicetti, Apotheke, Theater Bar, and EVR mixologist, who uses stevia instead of sugar to keep the calories at bay. Originally, as Salicetti tells us, Sazeracs were made with cognac. Years later they switched to rye whisky because the production of rye was cheaper. Total Calories: 132
The Skinny Sazerac
1 1/2 oz Louis Royer Force 53
1/4 oz stevia water reduction
3 dashes lavender bitters
1/4 oz absinthe
Lemon twist and a lavender leaf for the garnish.
(Stevia water reduction: 10 drops of liquid stevia added to 1 oz of water, or you can dissolve a quarter of the single stevia packet in 1 oz of water.)
Put all the ingredients together in a shaker and add ice.
Stir for 20 seconds and strain into a rocks glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist and a lavender leaf.