The Sazerac is one of the biggest names in cocktail history. A drink that no self respecting cocktail drinker should remain unacquainted with. So, whether you’ve enjoyed one before or not. We’d like to introduce you to one of the originals, the mighty Sazerac cocktail of New Orleans.
It’s thought that the first Sazeracs were made with French brandy in New Orleans as early as 1838 and we do know that those first variations of the drink contained the truly marvellous Peychaud’s Bitters, a vividly red coloured liquid with flavours of gentian, anise and mint, that was invented by the Creole pharmacist Antoine Peychaud in the city. PS: Its pronounced a little like Pay-Show!
This classic drink is now often made with rye whiskey but we have chosen to present the true classic New Orleans styled version with Cognac at its core.
So, as a new Orleans native may say ‘Laissez les bon temps rouler’! That translates to ‘let the good times roll’ to you and me!
- 60ml Seignette Cognac
- 10ml sugar syrup
- 3 dash Peychaud bitters
- 2 dashes of absinthe
Fill a rocks glass with ice
Add all ingredients and stir
Garnish with a wheel of lemon