Sazerac cocktail

Sazerac cocktail
The Sazerac cocktail is a strong, aromatic drink combining a rye whisky mixed with bitters and sugar – then poured into an absinthe-rinsed glass.
The Sazerac cocktail originated in 1838 in New Orleans by apothecary Antoine Peychaud. The drink was named after the brand of cognac used into the original drink.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Old Fashioned glass


  • 75 ml rye whisky
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • absinthe (to coat the glass)
  • 1 lemon peel (to garnish)


  • Coat the chilled old-fashioned glass with absinthe, discard the liquid and keep the glass aside.
  • Pour the bitters into a mixing glass, add sugar and muddle the cube.
  • Add the rye whisky to a mixing glass and stir the mix.
  • Pour the mixture into an absinthe-rinsed glass.
  • Gently squeeze the lemon twist over the drink, use the same to garnish the glass.
In 2008 Sazerac was crowned the official cocktail of New Orleans.

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