Sazerac Cocktail (New Orleans style)

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Ingredients

Barware

Rocks glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Nutrition

There are approximately 128 calories in one serving of Sazerac Cocktail (New Orleans style).

Styles & Flavours

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Serve in a

Rocks glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

Ice glass and set to one side. Separately, in another glass stir other ingredients with ice. Discard ice in the now chilled set aside glass and rinse with absinthe (or Herbsaint). Then strain drink into absinthe/Herbsaint washed glass.

1 12 fl oz Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey
14 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
3 dash Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters
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Our Comment:

While bartenders in other cities have complicated the Sazerac by using a combination of spirits (us included), in New Orleans they keep it simple: straight rye whiskey with a dash of sugar, stirred and strained into an Herbsaint washed glass.

About:

The history of the Sazerac cocktail can be found on our Sazerac cocktail page.

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