Sazerac (Just In Time For Fat Tuesday!)

Sazerac

This month’s recipe comes just in time for Fat Tuesday!

Sazerac
Recipe from Juli Cachat, Buyer’s Agent on the Ryan Reynolds Team

Forget the Hurricane…the Sazerac is what you should drink in New Orleans! One of America’s earliest cocktails, the Sazerac is a homegrown New Orleans specialty. Peychaud’s Bitters are a key element and were created by Antoine Peychaud, a French Quarter pharmacist, who invented the cocktail in the 1830s. The Sazerac was originally made with cognac, but an insect epidemic destroyed many French vineyards and resulted in the lasting switch to rye whiskey.

When in New Orleans, stop by the Carousel Bar in Hotel Monteleone for one!

1 cube sugar
1 ½ ounces (35ml) Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon
¼ ounce Herbsaint
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Lemon peel

Pack a glass with ice. In a second glass, place the sugar cube and add the Peychaud’s Bitters to it, then crush the sugar cube. Add the Sazerac Rye Whiskey or Buffalo Trace Bourbon 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.

Enjoy!

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