The Clermont

rye / absinthe / lemon twist
A glass of The Clermont


  • 2 parts Knob Creek® Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 part simple syrup*
  • 1/2 teaspoon absinthe
  • 2-3 dashes Peychaud's® Bitters
  • Lemon twist


  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and let it sit to chill.
  2. In a separate mixing glass, combine the simple syrup and bitters.
  3. Add the rye whiskey and ice to the bitters mixture and stir.
  4. Discard the ice in the chilled glass and rinse it with absinthe by pouring a small amount into the glass, swirling it around and discarding the liquid.
  5. Strain the whiskey mixture from the mixing glass into the old fashioned glass.
  6. Squeeze lemon twist and drop in.