Sazerac | Classic New Orleans Cocktail Recipe
Sazerac | Classic New Orleans Cocktail is made with Rye Whiskey and Herbisaint. The Sazerac Cocktail dates back to 1838.
Known as the First Cocktail
Created by Antoine Amedie Peychaud, owner of a New Orleans apothecary in 1838. Originally the Sazerac was made with Brandy and his “Peychaud’s Bitters,” made from a secret family recipe. In 1873 the recipe was altered to replace the brandy with American Rye Whisky and a dash of absinthe.
In 1940, the Official Sazerac Cocktail recipe was modified to use Herbsaint as the absinthe.
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- 1 cube sugar
- 1½ ounces Rye Whiskey
- ¼ ounce Herbsaint
- 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
- Lemon peel
- Pack an Old-Fashioned glass with ice
- In a second Old-Fashioned glass place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud's Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube
- Add the Sazerac Rye Whiskey to the second glass containing the Peychaud's Bitters and sugar
- Empty the ice from the first glass and coat the glass with the Herbsaint, then discard the remaining Herbsaint
- Empty the whiskey/bitters/sugar mixture from the second glass into the first glass and garnish with lemon peel
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