•  One jigger cognac (Rye Whiskey, a less expensive replacement for the French import was used after 1870, but the cognac version is magnifique)

  • Crushed sugar cube

  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Chill in a shaker, strain into a glass laced with Pernod or Herbsaint (originally absinthe), garnish with a lemon twist.

Adapted from Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans, by Kerri McCaffety.