Whiskey Sazerac

Whiskey Sazerac

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

The Whiskey Sazerac cocktail is truly a unique creation with quite a history. Originally made with cognac and absinthe, this cocktail became quite popular in the 1830s in New Orleans. It wasn’t until Prohibition when whiskey replaced the cognac that Whiskey Sazeracs rose to even greater notoriety. This concoction intrigues drinkers today as it combines rye whiskey, sugar, and bitters for a flavorful blend. Interesting fact, according to legend a man named Sewell T. Taylor made 8 glasses of Whiskey Sazeracs at once! In short, Whiskey Sazeracs are strong and distinctive drinks beloved by generations of imbibers—an American classic!


Cocktail Preparation

In a mixing glass, soak the sugar cube with Peychaud’s bitters and muddle the cube. Add the whiskey, cognac, and bitters and stir. Rinse an old fashioned glass with a bit of Absinthe and then add ice to glass. Pour the mixture into the glass and garnish with a lemon peel. Enjoy

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