Saber & Lance

About the Saber & Lance

Named after Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War hero that was exiled from Poland and befriended Benjamin Franklin in France. Considered the father of the American Cavalry, which fought from horseback with the saber and lance, hence the name of this cocktail.

Done in the style of a proper sazerac for Absinthe Day, this cocktail combines the complex initial bitterness and white fruit finish of our Sugar Maple Wood Finished Bourbon, our outstanding Black Cherry Wood Finished Rye whiskey, and Crafted’s Bananas Foster Forever mead, which like Pulaski, is a beverage native to Poland. We tossed in a bit of Benedictine to give a hint of brandy  that really ties the drink together while offering a nod to France.

Saber & Lance

Saber & Lance

You Will Need:
1/4 oz         Absinthe
3/4 oz        Cleveland Underground Sugar Maple Wood Finished Bourbon
3/4 oz        Cleveland Underground Black Cherry Wood Finished Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz        Crafted Vanilla Cinnamon Mead*
1 tsp           DOM Benedictine**
2 Dashes   Fee Brothers Lemon Bitters***
2 Dashes   Fee Brothers Cardamom Bitters***
1                  Orange Twist

1. Fill a wine glass with ice, pour 1/4 oz Absinthe over the ice and fill with water to chill. Set aside.
2. Fill a mixing tin with ice, add the rest of the ingredients, and stir to serving temperature.
3. Strain the absinthe and water wash into a shot glass and discard the ice.
4. Strain the cocktail into the wine glass and garnish with an orange twist.
5. Serve the shot of absinthe wash as a sidecar to enjoy at your leisure.


* Any mead will work., but the banana and coffee notes compliment the finish of our Sugar Maple Wood Bourbon.
** There is no substitute for Benedictine.
*** You can use any aromatic bitters