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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola


Updated: Jan 3, 2020

Sorry I did not post a recipe Thursday. My blog was down. With my blog issues and being swamped at work, I think this recipe would hit the spot.

The Sazerac is a New Orleans variation of an old-fashioned cognac

or whiskey cocktail, named for the Sazerac de Forge et Fils brand of

cognac that was the original prime ingredient. It is sometimes referred

to as the oldest known American cocktail, with origins in pre-Civil

War New Orleans. On June 23, 2008 the Sazerac was proclaimed the

official cocktail of New Orleans.

1 Sugar Cube

1½ ounces Rye Whiskey

¼ ounce Herbsaint

3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

1 Lemon Peel

Pack one Old-Fashioned glass with ice. In a second Old-Fashioned

glass, muddle the sugar cube and 3 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters. Add

the rye whiskey to the sugar/bitters mixture. Empty the glass with the

ice in it. Pour the Herbsaint into the glass and swirl to coat the sides

of the glass. Discard any excess Herbsaint from the glass. The rye

mixture is then poured into the Herbsaint coated glass and the glass is

garnished with a lemon peel.


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